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Effective performance management is essential to a strong and productive business.

This can be formal through an annual performance review or underperformance discussion, or informal as part of giving feedback, or showing appreciation for a job well done.

Older male and younger female factory workers looking at paperwork together

Regular performance management is important to ensure business outcomes are being met; it enables good performance to be rewarded and underperformance to be flagged and acted on early to keep everything on track. It can also benefit your workm8tes by providing a process to help them feel valued and supported.

Performance management doesn’t work without frequent, honest, open, and effective communication. Metrics and targets are an active part of a workplace’s everyday management, but they aren't always the whole picture. Performance can be impacted by work-related stress.

Regular communication such as daily shift huddles, toolbox, team or one-on-one meetings, after-action reviews, regular feedback and celebrations can all help to lower workplace stress so that your team8tes can focus on doing what matters most.

We've developed the tools to help you get the most out of your workm8tes. Use these tools as part of your one-on-one meetings or annual performance discussions to create good and rewarding jobs, supporting your workm8tes to thrive at work creating a stress-free, safe and productive workplace.

Annual workm8te plan

Every workm8te should have a performance agreement that is reviewed annually with their boss.

This agreement serves both the worker and the workplace, as it sets out the expectations of the role, and provides a formal opportunity for feedback and discussion.

Design better jobs

Evidence shows that people struggle when it comes to designing good jobs. We often design jobs that have little autonomy and task variety.

Well-designed jobs deliver benefits to your workm8tes, their teams and the business.

With less stress at work workers are happier and healthier. They perform better, are more productive and innovative.

We've developed an online job design evaluation tool designed for manufacturing workers.

Take our 7- minute online survey and see how your job design measures up - and get a list of targeted actions to improve the quality of your workplace job design to create good, safe and rewarding jobs.

Stress in the body – body mapping

Everyone feels stress differently.

Stress can impact our mind, body, emotions and how we behave.

Body mapping is a useful exercise to help your workm8tes identify any areas of physical discomfort within their bodies, and can be used to raise awareness of the impact of stress on our bodies and help identify what aspects of the worker’s job may contribute to or cause stress.

We’ve developed a body map for you to use individually or with your teams to find common areas of stress or strain, so you can identify the cause and take action.

Body Mapping Assessment and Results
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Body Mapping Results Table
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Reasonable adjustments at work

Reasonable adjustments are not just for workers returning to work from a period of absence from illness or injury, they are for all workers.

Visit the WorkWell Toolkit for more information about workplace’s legal obligations for return to work.

We’ve developed an easy guide to step you through what a reasonable adjustment might look like for your workm8ates.



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