Peace of Mind HelpsOctober 26, 2010
We know how tricky it is in the workplace at the moment and the fear of the impact on employees. This seems like a really good time to invest in some activity to help promote satisfaction and peace of mind to keep your people healthy. There may be something to learn from the latest research from The University of Wisconsin that ‘ll help companies to support employees with lower education levels
“If you didn’t go that far in your education, but you walk around feeling good psychological stuff, you may not be more likely to suffer ill-health than people with a lot of schooling,” says Carol Ryff, psychology professor and co-author of the study,
High levels of inflammatory protean found in those with lower educational achievements, and said to be a key factor in a range of serious illnesses were mediated by meaningful relationships and sense of purpose.
I would suggest the following
- constructive conversations which seek to involve workers at all levels in the future of the company, if this is uncertain at the moment
- encouraging opportunities for workers to make better relationships with their colleagues, even if this takes them away from their duties – the benefits may pay off
- contracting with an Employee Assistance Programme to help workers get support on a range of issues
- flexibility of working practices to allow staff to attend to family and community duties
- reviewing relaxation space in the workplace. Does your lunchroom allow people to enjoy themselves?
- sponsoring leisure activities in or out of work time whether it be yoga or a visit to the dogs..