Adopt wellbeing-fostering policies

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Bottom-up policy development

Supporting a bottom-up policy-development approach by listening to employees and their hopes and needs, by getting to know the things that are important to employees, and by aiming at arranging circumstances at the workplace accordingly. In practice, this means involving employees in decision-making and problem-solving processes in matters that influence them. This involvement can be realised, for example, by providing employees the possibility to participate in designing work arrangements, working environments (digital, social, and physical), and the rules that apply in the working environments; by finding out what kind of recreational activities employees wish to have; and by asking what type of coffee or tea employees enjoy drinking at work. Little things can make a considerable difference.

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material
Significance of own work

Training managers in helping employees to recognise the significance and importance of their work, and to feel proud of what they do

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material
Flexible work arrangements

Providing employees the possibility for:

  • flexible working hours
  • remote work
  • adapting work schedules, for example, by working nine-hour days Monday through Friday and only four hours on Fridays
  • adjusting personal workload to meet physical and mental resources
  • reduced working hours when life situation so requires
Time off

Enabling employees to have short-term time off from work in case of severe stress or a challenging situation in personal life

Rotation of work tasks

Promoting job mobility by rotating work tasks or by providing employees an opportunity to gain work experience in another job for a period of 3–6 months with the possibility to return to old job

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material

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