Do you want to help your organisation and team move on to the new future, but pessimism and negative outlooks are blocking the way? Have the events of 2020 created or exacerbated the phenomenon of ‘learned helplessness’ in your organisation? This article explains the concept and what you can do about it.
Developing, maintaining, and repairing respectful and professional workplace relationships is a fundamental part of any good manager’s responsibilities. Conflict is one of the reasons that workplaces can become fractured and this can get in the way of a thriving, happy and productive workplace. Addressing conflict through well planned and structured conversation can help restore respectful and professional relationships that support individual wellbeing and allow organisations to get on with business.
People who are optimistic generally have better health, incomes and life-quality including better mental health, friendships, jobs, relationships and more. In the workplace, using the power of optimism to manage teams can lead to thriving outcomes. In organisational teams, where people are required to work together with some level of cohesion, optimism is important. An optimistic attitude can be incredibly beneficial to a workplace culture and how a team works together to achieve common goals. Read this article to learn how you can harness optimism in yourself and your team for great results.
We all know that sometimes life can present us with challenges – both unanticipated and inevitable. Significant events such as the breakdown of an intimate relationship, the onset of serious illness for yourself or someone close, a serious accident or the death of someone close are understood to be experiences that are difficult to cope with.
Employers and Managers have special responsibilities when it comes to mental illness and wellbeing in the workplace. These special responsibilities arise from the existence of the Australian legal framework and go beyond legalities to incorporate a moral responsibility to care for others. Understanding relevant legislation helps support good decision making, and, when decisions are made with genuine empathy and compassion it is most likely that the right thing can be achieved for both employer and employees. Managers can read this article to understand the issues and get the balance right.
At Luemo, we believe every employee wants to be happy, successful and proud of the place they work. Great workplaces care about the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and more than ever, great employees are looking for workplaces that genuinely foster that wellbeing culture. We have put this guide together to give you direction and ideas for how you can make a start, design and expand your program and make it fit to your unique culture. The guide will take you through 10 key principals that you can apply, regardless of your budget or organisation size. Together with your Luemo Workplace Wellbeing portal resources, you can move forward with confidence.
A critical incident or traumatic event is a confronting situation that has a such an impact that normal human coping mechanisms are overwhelmed. Critical incidents can come in many forms including but not limited to incidents where life is threatened, accidents resulting in serious injury, terrifying or threatening events, natural disasters or incidents resulting in death. Traumatic events can happen while at work or outside the workplace. Regardless of the connection to the workplace, the experience will potentially affect the employee/s and their ability to function normally at work. Managers can read this guide to help formulate a critical incident response.
Domestic violence is a common and complex issue in Australian society. Domestic violence is also commonly known as family violence, relationship violence, intimate partner violence and child abuse. The affects of domestic violence carry through to the workplace as the majority of victims and perpetrators of domestic violence have jobs. Leaders and managers provide a vital link in addressing the issues in terms of safety, rehabilitation and legalities.