Leadership Essentials: The Healthy Workplace
The Institute of Leadership & Management’s Mind Culture Report (2017) highlights how many people are affected by mental health issues and how much this is costing employers, not least in terms of days absent. Managers have a responsibility to look after the physical and emotional wellbeing of their employees and in so doing improve the performance of the organisation.
‘Leadership Essentials: The Healthy Workplace’ provides an overview of why a healthy workplace is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how you can become a better leader in a healthy workplace.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at aspects of a healthy workplace in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Health and Safety
- Wellbeing and Mental Health
- Work/Life Balance
"Good health and safety practices don’t just protect employees; they also create an environment which cultivates economic success."
Coleman, A. (2018)
"Research has found that 45 per cent of UK companies have a clearly-defined wellbeing strategy in place, compared to less than a third in 2016 – and 26 per cent have had a strategy for more than three years."
Business Matters (2017)
"We must not only talk but take action to look after our health both physical and mental. It’s about staying well, not trying to fix things after they have gone wrong."
Phil James, CEO of The Institute of Leadership & Management