Increase Your Awareness About the Health
of Your Employees and Workplace Culture
…for owners, leaders and managers
This questionnaire is designed to measure your awareness and readiness to change in the following areas:
- Does your workplace culture foster a healthy environment for your employees to work in?
- How aware are you of the health of your employees?
- What is your awareness of the link between employee health and performance?
- What is your leadership’s readiness to improve the health of your workplace culture and employee performance?
When you’re not rushed and in a contemplative state, please answer each question based on your current awareness of these four above said areas, and not what you aspire them to be. Additionally have other members of your leadership team complete this assessment and average each score to determine your overall score, then meet to discuss the outcomes.
Awareness of employee health:
I have a general awareness of the social, mental and physical health of my employees.
The link between employee health and workplace performance:
Studies indicate that increasing employee health (social, mental and physical) enhances workplace performance.
Awareness of current performance:
Our employees mostly function at their full potential?
Awareness of Anger and Bullying:
A toxic workplace environment is created when anger and bullying are tolerated or ignored and this can have debilitating effects on the performance of employees. To what degree do these toxic behaviors exist in your work environment?
Method of Motivating:
Performance management is a method of motivating employees through encouragement rather than the more traditional carrot or stick method. To what degree does your business use the performance management method?
What level of healthy engagement exist in your workplace?
Workplace engagement, or the emotional connection between the employer/manager and employees, as well as between employees predicts;
- the ability to prevent relationship fractures in the workplace by talking about things that often get swept under the carpet;
- the ability to rapidly repair relationship conflicts when they do occur;
- the ability to debate and disagree while maintaining respect-agree to disagree;
- the ability to talk about things that weigh heavy on your heart and create stress.
What level of healthy engagement exists in your workplace?
Your belief in workplace wellness activities:
Do you believe that most of the physical and mental health challenges people experience can be reduced if increased levels of skills, self-care and support are provided in the workplace?
How Leaders Influence:
The old saying holds true: As the leaders goes, so go the people. When leaders model improved *self-care in workplace, most often employees are influenced to do the same.
*self care is defined as: work like balance, being physically active, good nutritional habits, having stress resilience, emotional regulation and healthy relationship skill.
Leadership’s Readiness to Change:
The leaders within our organization would be willing to become role models of self care and participate in workplace wellness activities if support in creating these activities were provided.
Return on Investment:
I am aware of a growing body of empirical evidence that indicates that for every wellness dollar spent on workplace wellness initiatives; there is a $3-5 return on investment.