Flourish Health & Wellbeing eMag - Nov21 - Flipbook - Page 8
These shared positive feelings within
the workplace provide the foundation for
improved innovation, experimentation,
agility, and better overall personal
health and performance.
Under these conditions a team can
perform to its fullest potential. According
to a case study of teams at Unilever by
Symbia Partners in 2019, these
improvements were responsible for a
15% increase in employee productivity.
What does this do to the bottom line?
Well, according to Deloitte’s Mental
Health and Wellbeing Review, the
average return on investment is around
$4 for every $1 invested in mental
In short, mental fitness can be a
How do you build a
mentally fit team?
In reality, a mentally fit team begins at
the top — right at the top.
According to McKinsey & Company,
team leaders are more likely to exhibit
supportive, consultative, and
challenging leadership if senior
executives demonstrate inclusiveness.
The qualities that leadership exhibits to
achieve this positive ethos is only
achievable via investment across all
divisions of the company.
It’s important that key values are
promoted throughout the organisation.
Good examples include:
Some of the best ideas are found when
employees are allowed to detach from
work. So, as people head back into the
office, ensure the workplace is a safe
and encouraging place to take breaks.
And, when they’re back working onsite,
remind them that home is a place for
Get aligned with employees
A fractured team simply cannot perform
to its fullest potential. Now that people
are back in the office, communication
should be easier - so use this
opportunity! Learn what the employees
want and try and fulfil their needs so
they can reach their goals.
You shouldn’t have meetings for the
sake of them. Fewer meetings mean
more focused work. You should also
encourage employees to question why
they need to be in a meeting. Whether
it’s in the office or via Zoom or Teams, if
someone is there simply firing off emails
and not participating, it’s usually
because they don’t need to be there.
Cultivate a growth mindset
If a team shifts its focus to the future
and the potential to overcome a hurdle,
then its ability to problem-solve and
handle pressure will drastically improve.