Focus on the matters of wellbeing and heart.
As organizations and schools prepare to re-open, the safety and wellbeing of employees is a top priority. With many anxious about returning to work and school, we need to think about how we can create spaces that reduce these tensions—to help our employees and students do their best work and be successful. In this episode, Rich Bluni shares recommendations for making work environments safer and more peaceful.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can a peaceful, relaxing work environment benefit employees?
- Why is it important for leaders to support employee wellbeing in the workplace?
- What questions can leaders ask to connect with individuals to help bring meaning to their work?
In this episode, listen as Rich Bluni shares tips from his book Inspired Nurse that both teachers and leaders can put into action to stay inspired at work.
The highest performing leaders are able to make the best decisions when they have solid and trusting relationships with others. To build trusting relationships, leaders regularly converse with employees about their work and transparently take action, showing employees they are valued. Committing to connecting with employees to gain input sets the stage for creating a more engaged work environment.
Employees want a leader who cares about and values them. The number one reason people leave their jobs is because they feel they are not valued. Even more, people do not leave their "team"-they leave their direct supervisor. Taking the time to make a human connection with employees-and to really listen and respond to their needs-counteracts that perception.
Periods of low-morale on the executive team are the ultimate silent killer, as leaders are often expected to keep everyone else motivated during the good and not-so-good times. Disengagement on a leadership team can cause an expensive, contagious ripple effect. How can executive leaders recognize low-morale and make the necessary adjustments to boost their leadership team?
At first it may seem unprofessional to cater to emotions in the workplace, however we've found that performance is difficult to improve without building effective working relationships with employees. Our emotional bank accounts are the trust we’ve earned through strong relationships with our employees and colleagues. Think of it just like you think of your financial bank account. If you are operating in the negatives, that is probably a bad sign.