Labour Welfare in a company is not something that, once achieved, lasts indefinitely; it is something that must be maintained on a daily basis. This requires dedication on the part of the Human Resources department, but also on the part of the employees who, after all, are at the centre of well-being at work.

It seems paradoxical, but in this case, ironically, the employee is both the “problem” and the “solution”. When a company faces an uncomfortable, tense or unfavourable working environment, it is due to conflicts with one or more employees that generate this situation of discomfort.

This year, Human Resources departments have had to face yet another problem in terms of employee happiness: teleworking. Despite the advantages it can offer (flexibility, easier reconciliation with family life…) if employees are remote, it is difficult to know how they are really doing. Remote working can lead to a cooling of relations between workers and a loss of empathy, especially with those who have never known the face-to-face format within the company. This year many companies have suffered from talent drain and high staff turnover due to remote working and a questionable working environment.

As I mentioned earlier, employees are the solution. To achieve a good working environment it is essential to know where we are starting from, knowing the opinion of each individual employee is the beginning of the process. To do this, small individual meetings can be held to help us know the mood and motivation of each employee, complemented with online forms (if they are anonymous they will be more honest), asking about the opinion of the staff on different aspects: work format, communication in the team, communication with managers, problems they have faced… Thus they themselves will offer you the solutions to be implemented in the company to achieve greater corporate welfare.

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How can you promote well-being at work?

Empathy, listening to employees, communication and talent development are key.

  • Empathy: this is one of the fundamental pillars of a well-functioning team. We must put ourselves in the other person’s shoes before talking to them. Being respected and understood generates a sense of well-being and belonging to the group. If managers are empathetic with employees, they will create a friendlier working environment, making it easier for them to carry out their tasks, express their ideas, show more initiative, etc., which will be of great help to the company. 
  • Listen to employees: As you know, employees are the solution to the company’s problems. Do you know if your employees are really happy, is your company a comfortable place to work? Knowing their opinion is key to the development of projects.
  • Communication: Learning to communicate and listen empathetically allows leaders to better connect with their teams. By regularly using techniques such as brainstorming, they can achieve greater employee participation and obtain creative proposals for the company. Without two-way communication, it is difficult to have a good relationship in the team.
  • Talent development: Companies that invest in training their employees are up to 24% more profitable. Keeping teams motivated and prepared for new challenges not only helps the company, but also allows teams to grow personally and professionally. It also reminds them that they are an essential part of the company. 

Do you want to train your managers in leadership? or? Maybe your employees in coaching? At Classgap for Enterprise we have the best professionals in the Soft Skills sector to help you achieve well-being at work in your company. Do you want to know more? Contact us.