Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
the adviser logo
Lender

Top tips for creating a good workplace environment

by Hannah Dowling4 minute read

The managing director of the FBAA and executive chairman of The Sanity Space Foundation, Peter White, shares his tips for managers on how to support the mental wellbeing of their employees in the new year.

1. Brighten the mood with team-building exercises that break up the work week.

“Try to do something fun in the office to lift the moodiness of the workplace. For example, at the FBAA, we go out for food on Fridays as a team and arrange things like putt-putt golf to socialise,” Mr White advises.

2. Be vigilant about working hours and ensure employees take their breaks.

Advertisement
Advertisement

“In work, you can ensure your staff are taking their breaks and not working from sunup to sundown – because that can really upset their mental health and their physical health as well,” he says.

3. Be aware of the link between physical and mental health, and encourage employees to care for both.

“The two become interlinked. Poor physical health can later impact mental health and vice versa,” the FBAA managing director advises.

4. Try your best to cater to flexible work arrangements that allow employees to be more productive.

“If you can accommodate different working hours, that can help staff, too. So, try and find that balance with everything. It can be a challenge, but it’s achievable, you just have to work at it,” he says.

Find out more about how you can look after your mental wellbeing this festive period in The Adviser’s “Beating the holiday blues” feature.

[Related: Building a healthy business culture]

happy workers

Hannah Dowling

Hannah Dowling

AUTHOR

Hannah Dowling is a journalist for The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

You need to be a member to post comments. Register for free today

MORE FROM THE ADVISER

Stephen Hale ta

MFAA launches near-prime, specialist loan resource

Coined Finance for when your customer doesn’t fit the mould: A broker’s guide to near-prime and...

READ MORE
Daniel Newell Gedda

Specialist lender LoanU rebrands to Gedda

The personal and auto loan provider LoanU, which specialises in helping Australians with impaired credit histories...

READ MORE
tech tools

CBA introduces AI technology to combat scams

New figures released by the competition watchdog this week have revealed that Australians lost more than $2 billion...

READ MORE
magazine
Read the latest issue of The Adviser magazine!
The Adviser is the number one magazine for Australia's finance and mortgage brokers. The publications delivers news, analysis, business intelligence, sales and marketing strategies, research and key target reports to an audience of professional mortgage and finance brokers
Read more