You've make the commitment - now its time to deliver.
You've taken the crucial first step and made a visible, long-term commitment to tackling causes of work-related stress and promoting workm8te wellbeing in your workplace.
Don't let all this hard work go to waste. Take action - follow the guide and deliver on your commitment to create a stress-free, safe and productive workplace.
Keep it front of mind
Keep up the momentum – use our action checklist to give teeth to your commitment.
Step to take to deliver on your commitment
Zero-tolerance on bullying
Keep talking about it
Develop your workm8te supervisors
Inout and feedback
Know your workers' wellbeing
Have support available
Actively reduce stress
Keep it alive
Communicate your commitment to all staff.
Your workm8tes prefer face-to-face communication.
So, hold an all staff meeting or even make it a more casual affair with a BBQ lunch, and talk through the vision and the reasons behind it. Take a peek at the guide to keep wellbeing on the agenda for some pointers.
Remember to circulate hardcopies of your vision around your workplace, too.
2. Keep talking about it
Speak openly about the vision, wellbeing and work-related stress, including any personal experiences (that are safe for you to share). Stigma towards mental health is a serious issue in the manufacturing sector because it delays help-seeking. Talking about how you are going, your stress, and the positive ways you like to blow off steam can help to remove barriers to help-seeking.
3. Input and feedback
Ask for input and feedback. Proactive workers will share their thoughts – but many like to be asked. So go on, ask them.
Have multiple confidential channels available to workers, such as Q&A forums, staff surveys, suggestion boxes, small group meetings, or a dedicated email account. Also consider including an option to gather anonymous feedback.
Have support available – clearly communicate the process for workers to raise an issue and access support. It is recommended to have two different points of contact for workm8tes to raise issues with.
5. Wellbeing policy
Have a wellbeing policy. Treat physical and mental safety and wellbeing on an equal footing. Make sure you have an up-to-date mental health and wellbeing policy and include mental injury prevention as part of your workplace health and safety meetings.
Need a policy? We have an editable template for you.
Enact a zero-tolerance approach to bullying and discrimination.
7. Workm8te supervisors
Develop your workm8te supervisors – empowering them to deliver on your workplace wellbeing vision.
The No Stress M8 Toolbox has been designed to support supervisors in creating stress-free, safe and productive teams. Share the toolbox we've developed specially for your supervisors with them.
8. Know your workers' wellbeing
Annually assess and track how your workm8tes' are going, in their teams or across the whole workplace, with our 3 free worker survey tools on the No Stress M8 dashboard.
The No Stress M8 tool dashboard presents your results, highlighting any high-risk areas requiring future attention and delivers you tailored prioritised action plans. These actions have been co-designed with and for the manufacturing sector, and are informed by best practice research, to make a big impact without being time or resource intensive.
9. Actively reduce stress
Make stress mitigation a business objective, by designing good jobs. Support supervisors, through their annual performance review, to design better jobs for their team8tes and actively address the causes of workplace stress.
10. Keep it alive
Keep it alive – it is very important to take action, respond to issues raised, and report progress back to your workers. If you don’t you send the message that wellbeing isn’t important - and no one has the time to spend on something that isn’t important.
See how you measure up as a No Stress leader
Use this checklist as part of your commitment to creating a stress-free, safe and productive workplace. Keep track of your actions and identify areas to prioritise.