As we enter the next phase of the pandemic, there is still a lot of uncertainty and change ahead.
Organisations that are preparing for a return to work are being faced with a lot of anxiety from employees. For some organisations, they are going through the difficult process of restructuring and redundancy and it’s essential that leaders make the health and wellbeing of staff a priority during this time.
One thing is clear, the post pandemic workforce is likely to be more remote; employers realise the benefits of remote working in terms of increased productivity, and employees are seeking increased flexibility – whether it’s to avoid the commute, support their disability, help with care-giving responsibilities or simply to obtain a better work-life balance.
When the only constant is change
Incorporating staff welfare into decision making, will help to minimise any negative impact of these changes and ensure that colleagues are supported through the process.
Employers who want to understand more about the workplace stressors as they navigate the next phase of the pandemic, and how to support the health and wellbeing of their staff, should join us for the Make A Difference Media interactive webinar which we are speaking at and supporting.
You can register here for the free to attend “Supporting the health and wellbeing of colleagues through change and uncertainty as we navigate the new normal” webinar which is taking place on Tuesday 8 June from 10.30am – 12.00pm.
Areas that the workshop will cover include:
- What are the main workplace stressors during this time?
- The psychological impact of change
- Whose responsibility is wellbeing in the workplace?
- The Acas framework for positive mental health and wellbeing the workplace
- Managing uncertainty about returning to the workplace
- Health and wellbeing considerations of remote working
- Supporting health and wellbeing through redundancy and restructure, including avoiding the common pitfalls
- Building trust with employees and joint working with unions
- Case study: How 3M helps employees to navigate change and uncertainty
The content is designed for Wellbeing Leaders, HR, Health and Safety and Benefits professionals, Business Transformation Leaders, as well as workplace mental health and wellbeing champions.
In other words, anyone, from any type or size of organisation, who cares about the mental health and wellbeing of their employees.
You can find out more about the presenters and register here.
About the author
Francoise Woolley is the Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing for Acas and has over 20 years’ experience in the field of mental health from a clinical, academic, and strategic perspective. She currently takes the lead on enhancing Acas’ staff engagement and productivity through improved mental health and wellbeing, and works with external stakeholders to influence policy, debate and practice on workplace mental health.
Francoise works across public and private sectors to develop and implement tailored, evidenced-based strategies to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. With an MSc in Forensic Psychology, Francoise brings a unique perspective from an early career in the prison service and other criminal justice settings, working with high-risk offenders with significant mental health difficulties. Francoise is also a trained workplace mediator, and a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner, with experience of coaching individuals and teams to improve performance