Positive and negative reactions can come from business change. For example, a mass employment drive is likely to increase workplace productivity and employee satisfaction, but redundancies will increase stress and reduce productivity.
With the UK now officially in a recession, it’s likely that businesses across the country will be going through some dramatic changes. If these changes are left unmanaged, it can affect morale, engagement and employee well-being.
Three ways you can engage with your employees to support their health and well-being during periods of business change include:
- Communication: If you communicate effectively throughout your business change, employees are likely to feel respected and understood.
- Understanding the individual: The changes you make will affect people differently. It’s important that you engage with your employees on an individual basis.
- Supporting: Whether it’s through providing access to employee assistance programmes or listening to your employees, it’s important you support your workforce.
Find out more about supporting your employees through periods of change.