All organisations experience challenges making sure they get the best from their employees.
Staff turnover, sickness or absenteeism are all indicators that the organisation may not be working to its best. The most common problems at work tend to be musculoskeletal, stress and depression.
Organisational health is not something that only large organisations should be concerned with. Often small and medium sized organisations are equally as affected by poor organisational health as there are fewer resources available, increasing the impact on the company. Preventing problems in the first place by proactively looking at what might cause problems in the future can therefore be really useful.
Benefits of improved organisational health
Improving your organisational health can deliver reduced absenteeism and improve performance.
This creates financial benefits for the organisation, but also results in increased productivity, increased staff morale and reduced turnover.
With the costs of impaired performance almost twice that of absenteeism a year1 , there are clear financial benefits for the organisation proactively looking at how to improve their organisational health.
How can we help you to improve your organisational health?
We can audit your workplace to help you understand what your workforce needs to thrive.
Audits can help you to understand if there are inherent causes of physical or mental health difficulties in your organisation.
They can save you time and money in terms of absenteeism, lost productivity, employment law issues and staff turnover. We can then make suggestions for improvements and carry out implementation audits.
To find out more about how we can help you please contact one of our experienced Occupation Health Advisors on 0203 761 7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (2007) Mental Health at Work: developing the business case. Policy paper 8. London: Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health