Never has it been more important to provide employees and leaders with the skills to practically take care of their wellbeing and resilience to bounce back from adversity both personally and at work.
Research shows that investing in the mental health and wellbeing of employees can positively impact employee engagement and business performance.
Understanding ourselves, our style, motivations and what we need from others and our environment in order to feel we can be our best selves are all key to improving wellbeing. In addition, understanding the jobs and organisations that align with who we are can strongly contribute to personal fulfillment and improved wellbeing. Having high levels of self awareness first, can provide individuals with knowledge they need to create a personal plan for improving their wellbeing.
Organisations can improve employee engagement by understanding the unique differences across their employees, teams and the organisation and identifying personal and collective wellbeing solutions that will enable employee’s to be their best self at work.
Psychological Safety and Wellbeing
An individual’s perception of Psychological Safety has become a key contributor to an individual’s wellbeing as well as an organisation’s business performance. Psychological Safety is where an individual feels safe to bring their whole self to work, raise concerns, ideas and problem solve, without fear of negative consequences. In addition, Psychological Safety has been found to be essential in creating a positive work environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
Recent changes by the Australian Government, in the introduction of a new Health and Safety Code of Practice, will shine a spotlight on organisations that will now have a legal obligation to provide employees with a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. This will include managing risks associated with potential psychosocial hazards.
“The design or the management of work, the work environment itself, and workplace interaction or behaviours” are all key psychological hazards, according to a recent HBR article (Terry, 2023).
The Birkman Method provides individuals with an understanding of how they like to communicate, what they need from their environment, including how they prefer others communicate and treat them in order to feel they can be themselves at work. It also provides awareness of how others can differ in their motivations and communication style which in turn can support the improvement of workplace interactions.
How Birkman Can Help
By providing individuals with a deeper understanding of their personality and behavior, the Birkman Method can help them develop the skills and strategies they need to thrive in the workplace and in life.
|How Birkman Helps Individuals:
|How Birkman Helps Organisations:
|Understand your strengths and weaknesses to help you develop strategies to improve your overall wellbeing
Learn about your motivations and the type of environments that will give you greatest personal fulfillment
Identify personal stressors and what you can do to manage these
|Understand what your employees individually need from others and their environment to be most productive
Identify key themes around potential stressors for individuals and teams to assist in leadership planning and development support
The Birkman Method can be used as a key diagnostic tool to build self awareness and therefore inform suitable wellbeing strategies for individuals. Through our Consulting business Compass Motivational Solutions we offer group and individual wellbeing solutions.