Is there really a link between an employee’s sense of well being within a company are their productivity levels? Absolutely, says Scott Blanchard, an Executive Vice President at the Ken Blanchard Companies. He says people can have positive intentions towards the company and the work they do, but only if they have a sense of well-being. If the environment doesn’t give them that sense — for example, it is overly competitive — then they will be more concerned about their own outlook than focusing their intent on helping the business to succeed. Build that sense of safety and you will build revenue.
You’ll hear in this edition of BTalk how that works, along with the factors that help build that sense of well being:
- Meaningful work
- Workload balance
- Distributive and procedural justice
As Scott says employees think and feel at the same time. If you want them to think, you have to be aware of what they’re feeling. That’s all part of being a good manager.