Unfortunately, the days of absence have increased again compared to the previous year – something is going the wrong way.

The typical (actionistic) approach for performance problems

  • Situation

    As you are concerned about this development, you ask your HR manager for the statistics of the last 5 years. You find out that the number of absences has increased mainly due to psychological stress. A decisive factor for the deterioration are a number of long-term illnesses. The three “most important” cases can be traced back to the “burn-out” syndrome.

  • Approach

    The case is obvious. You take the matter seriously, because you care about your employees. You want to take a proactive approach. After consultations with your HR staff you decide on measures to improve the situation. For the beginning of next year you want to plan training courses on how to deal successfully with stress, a “health campaign” with a view to healthier canteen nutrition and sports activities, and a series of lectures by renowned experts on the topic of “burn-out”.

Stop! Look closely at the cause!

Of course all measures can be helpful and effective, but have you really analysed the cause of the increased “burn-out” cases thoroughly enough?

Then you would have noticed that one of the main factors was the constant changes in recent years that have led to exhaustion and depersonalisation of employees. Often employees had to work in new positions that did not really meet their potential.

In addition, the competitive environment has led to extreme pressure throughout the entire company, which has led to a marked deterioration in sentiment, accompanied by a marked decline in social support among employees and managers.

  • The number of absent days and the cost of illness are rising.

  • Employees seem increasingly demotivated.

  • Productivity and performance indicators are shrinking at an alarming rate.

The better solution: highly efficient employees

What do we mean by efficient employees?

Employees (or “co-workers”) are the starting point for all activities within the company. They create the essential added value, are compatible with each other and the organization. If employees are healthy and committed, this increases productivity, innovation, customer satisfaction and reduces absenteeism.

What do “healthy” employees need?

Efficient employees find an environment in which they can optimally develop their potential. They can do what they do best every day. They experience their work as meaningful, carry out the widest possible range of activities and holistic tasks, make a contribution to the big picture, help shape their work and use their freedom productively. They have opportunities for personal development, are recognised for their performance, participate in the company’s success and are socially involved.

Get to know the concept of a Healthy Organisation

The concept of a healthy organization fully unfolds the potentials in companies. What are the challenges and goals in your company? We can lead the way to a healthy organisation within your company. In a free and non-binding initial consultation. Call us – we will be happy to advise you.

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