2020 has seen fires, an ongoing climate crisis, a global pandemic and now an emerging economic crisis as the real unemployment rate heads above 13 percent.
It’s enough to make even the most resilient NFP staff member feel stressed, anxious, worried and potentially burned out. So as a manager or HR professional, what can you do to help your staff – and yourself – avoid burning out?
It has long been recognised that all work and no play is likely to lead to less productive, dissatisfied workers.
Besides making working lives more enjoyable, there is strong evidence that fun in the workplace packs a powerful punch in terms of organisational benefits.
Fun in the workplace is highly subjective. So how can NFPs create a suitably pro-fun culture and environment?
For most in the NFP sector, 2020 has brought new experiences of working remotely. That means all sorts of processes will need to be adapted for those staff who work remotely – including performance reviews.
So what does an effective performance review look like, done remotely in the middle of a pandemic?
Here are some essential elements to consider as you plan performance reviews for your staff working remotely.
Most NFP organisations realise just how important having great managers is to the success of their organisation – and they should also have a pretty good idea of what makes a great manager.
So the goal is clear. But as a senior leader or HR manager, how do you get your organisation and its managers to that point?
Research shows that managers matter. Employee engagement is linked to productivity, quality (fewer errors), lower turnover, less absenteeism and theft, and fewer safety incidents; and guess what: 70% of employee engagement is accounted for by team managers.
In 2008, Google set out to understand why managers are so important, and what makes a good manager.
Employees want more feedback. Gen Y employees in particular, want constant feedback. Managers however are often reluctant to give feedback if they fear that what starts as a rational conversation may degenerate into an emotional one. Even managers trained in coaching have admitted to being reluctant to tackle employees seen as abrasive or aggressive.
Here are some simple guidelines to help managers achieve positive outcomes from difficult conversations.
As a manager, you play a critical role in creating a mentally healthy workplace. This is through the people you directly supervise, and as a leader influencing others within your business. Your staff, in particular, will look to you for leadership, guidance and support. Whether or not your workplace currently sees mental health as a priority, there are many things you can do as a manager to contribute.
Many Australians are starting to head back to their workplaces as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Here are four strategies you can use to help your staff transition back to the workplace.
Her coolness under pressure, self-discipline and the decisiveness of her government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led some to call Ardern the most effective national leader in the world.
But the key ingredient to her popularity and effectiveness is her authenticity.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many organisations working from home. While this will save lives by limiting the transmission of COVID-19, it also poses significant challenges for employees’ wellbeing.
Here are four research-backed ways that NFPs can promote employees’ health and wellbeing during this crisis.