6 Ways to reduce stress in the workplace
July 30 2018Read more
In a workplace, building internal relationships can be essential to job satisfaction. Feeling alone at work and as though you have no one to turn to for guidance and support is not only unpleasant, but can leave you vulnerable if an issue arises. This is why it is important to ensure that your company has an atmosphere that encourages open communication and allows working relationships to form and strengthen. If employee wellbeing is not being looked after properly in the workplace, it can negatively impact the atmosphere, productivity and even reduce how effective employees are in their role. For details of how good workplace wellbeing can improve internal relationships, read on:
Showing employees that they are valued and encouraging an open, supportive workplace can make it much easier to build relationships in the workplace. This is because it makes everyone feel appreciated, despite what level of seniority they are, and it helps staff feel comfortable to talk with their peers and managers alike. Offering workplace wellbeing services directed solely at maintaining employees’ physical and mental health will show staff how valued they are. It is also a demonstration of the fact that employees’ personal lives are of importance. This may encourage them to discuss their home life with co-workers, which is a great step to developing workplace relationships.
Conflict in the workplace is to be expected, but if employees are feeling supported and their mental health is considered, this can help to improve the overall atmosphere of the workplace. In turn, this can reduce the risk of conflict, as disagreements and issues can be talked out in a productive manner. This simultaneously increases the chances of friendships forming and relationships building within the team, helping to boost overall corporate wellness.
The importance of interpersonal relationships in the workplace does not stop at increased job satisfaction. Having boosted internal relationships in the workplace will also help to increase productivity, as it will mean that staff are not afraid to ask for help and support if it is needed. As well as this, feedback will be easier to deliver as it will be coming from a friendly face, rather than simply a co-worker. Having relationships built with colleagues can also mean that everyone in the workplace feels comfortable enough to share wellbeing tips. This can help to boost wellness further and will be especially helpful during times of high stress at work. As you can see, workplace wellbeing and internal relationships go hand in hand to support each other and are incredibly beneficial in a corporate environment. For more help and support on how to increase the overall wellbeing in your workplace, call Health Assured on 0844 892 2493 or fill in our online form to request a free consultation.
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