Social working environment
Cultivating constructive and open communication, so that all employees have the courage to express their thoughts and feelings.
Developing open and trustful relationships between employees and their superiors. This helps employees to disclose possible health challenges at their early stages, and enables the planning of needed adjustments to work arrangements and working conditions.
Fostering supportive, inclusive, and respectful organisational climate. For example, arranging interactive workshops in which employees and managers reflect how they can – with their own behaviour – put these values into action at the workplace. All starts with small acts, such as remembering to thank colleagues for their help and acknowledging colleagues for their efforts and successes.
Opening and/or closing each workweek with a work community’s get-together.
Arranging recreational social events, such as collective coffee breaks, outdoor activi-ties to get fresh air and physical activity, a get-together at the end of a work week to which employees can arrange activities (e.g., games, tests), etc.