09 Jan As a Kettering Business, Are You Backing The Switch Off Challenge ?
Kettering businesses – back the Switch Off Challenge.
Technology use like mobile phones, lap tops, tablets and social media has exploded, consider how this impacts you and your employees. Previously employees just stayed late to complete tasks, now often they continue working at home. Are you and your employees truly switching off from work? Improving the mental wellbeing of employees can benefit productivity and performance.
Help Employees’ Work-Life Balance
If there’s a culture of managers checking in with teams after they’ve finished for the day, try to discover the reason and discourage after hours emails and calls.
Take a break yourself and encourage colleagues lunching at their desk to join you in the canteen or a walk, agree work won’t be discussed.
Beef Up Breaks
Ask employees for ideas, their engagement will ensure great results. Maybe create quiet areas for staff away from a bustling work environment. For an alternative make an activities space for e.g. Table-Tennis, Scalextric, or Giant Jenga? Happy work relationships can positively impact staff productivity and retention. Just two ways you could help people relax.
SWITCH OFF CHALLENGE
Try our Switch Off challenge for one month and see the benefits to your organisation.
It’s simple just:
- No emails and no phone calls between 7pm & 7am weekdays
- No emails or phone calls on Saturday and Sunday
- Encourage use of staff rest areas for breaks
Post photos of how you’re helping staff to Switch Off *
on Facebook: Skybluesafety with #SwitchOff for a Chance to WIN Cineworld Vouchers
We have two prizes of 1 x £20 Cineworld Voucher to give away.
Entries closing date: 15/3/19
*See prize draw rules: www.skybluesafety.co.uk
Did you know 12.5 million working days were lost due to stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 ? Manual workers have 2.1 average more absence days annually – The Health and Safety Executive