Have you ever had that feeling at the end of your day where you don’t have any motivation to cook dinner? How much time do you put aside for yourself in a working week? Do you find that your team isn’t as motivated as you would like, but don’t know how to change this? Throughout this blog we are going to break down The Better Balance Technique. We’re going to tell you all about the technique, and focus on how using the technique could massively change the way your team interacts and engages in their work life. Keep on reading to find out more!
So, what is this all about?
Over the last year both teams and independent business owners have faced a huge shift in dynamic. Demands have changed in more people taking flexible approaches to working. For some this has created a dip in productivity and motivation, meaning that mental health and wellbeing has suffered. In seeing this happen, we have partnered with a company called Time to Flourish and developed The Better Balance Technique. The technique is designed to combine productivity and mental wellbeing to help you and your team get the most out of your working day. Moreover, we will also make sure there is a space for you to prioritise taking some time for yourself.
Did you know, 66% of workers feel they do not have a work life balance?
Let’s break it down
We have all had moments where our mind is chattering away while we’re trying to focus on other things. The way we’ve designed The Better Balance Technique combines the science behind rest with proven productivity methods. This improves team member sense of wellbeing, encouraging positive relationships and, essentially, bringing everyone better balance. In this, we cover core themes such as stress, uncertainty, mindfulness, and productivity. Moreover, these themes will then give your team things to think about and apply over time to make long term, habit forming changes.
What are my responsibilities as an employer?
Under various regulations (Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; Equality Act 2010 to mention just a couple) employers have a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments for people suffering with mental health problems. This means that as an employer you should remove any barriers and make things easier for this employee to continue to work. However, when you’re managing a team and you know that someone is struggling with feeling stress, it can feel quite difficult to know what you can do to help them.
One key method of protecting mental health within your workplace is to provide training opportunities to managers (you) and any other team leaders. This equips your with how to respond to these mental health issues. This might feel reactive, which is why it’s beneficial to build an employee culture around positive wellbeing and mental health. This should be an environment where people are comfortable talking about how they feel. Doing this enhances employee confidence which in turn can have positive impacts on productivity and efficiency within their work.
What impact will the technique have on my team?
The Better Balance Team provides the training and tools to kickstart creating this environment. There are four aims of the training:
- Increase clarity, focus, motivation, and levels of happiness among team players
- Establish a daily routine to keep the focus on works when at work. You will gain the ability to switch off at the end of the working day, bringing more balance to your structure
- To acknowledge that we are spending more time alone with our thoughts. By understanding how we can self-manage these thoughts for the benefit of our health and wellbeing
- A takeaway toolkit to help build resilience in a changing environment
When building these four things into your business culture, a clear benefit is how motivated your team are. They will know that you are invested in their wellbeing, and in response, will invest more in the work they are doing. What’s more, a team who feels like they work in a positive environment will talk about this with their friends, family and network, creating a buzz around what it’s like to work for your organisation. These are just a couple of examples of things which you’ll gain from investing in your team’s wellbeing, based on the fundamental idea that you know exactly what to do to make them feel more balanced.
So, do you think you or your team could benefit from having better balance, or a stronger sense of wellbeing? To find out more about how The Better Balance Technique could apply to your organisation, why not book onto our upcoming webinar? This has been designed specifically for employees, management and entrepreneurs who are working from home. Alternatively, it could be used for those transitioning into a flexible working regime. The webinar is being held on 15th April from 9:30am-12pm. Visit this link to book your slot.
Otherwise, if you’d like to find out more about what we do, check out some of our other blogs.