Are you Good4Work? | IMPAC health and safety 26

17 July, 2018  |  News

Good4Work is a free online workplace wellbeing tool. It’s been designed for small to medium-sized workplaces and those just getting started with workplace wellbeing.

The tool takes you through a step-by-step process to help you identify and complete actions to change your workplace environment and culture. It focuses on four areas: the way we work, the place we work, the way we connect, and the way we lead.  

 

rawpixel 653764 unsplashAfter taking the quiz, teams can work together to decide where and how to act. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

 

How it works

Good4Work starts with a short quiz asking you to rate your workplace against 22 statements that cover the essential elements for a positive workplace culture and environment.

The tool has been upgraded after user feedback showed most organisations using the tool wanted more staff engagement in wellbeing. A new function now allows for the first user to send the quiz to their teammates.

The combined results can be shared with staff, with graphs that highlight how a workplace compares to other Kiwi businesses in the same industry. You’ll also see how your responses compare to those of your team - what's important to you may be different to what's important to your people.

This provides workplaces with a starting point and leads to strategies and resources to help them develop a plan. The quiz questions are anonymous, allowing staff to honestly rate their workplace.

You’ll then get a downloadable to-do list to share with your team, complete with checklists, ideas, and resources.

 

GoodHow does your workplace compare to your industry? Photo by www.good4work.nz.

 

Why use Good4Work

As the website says, “A positive and healthy workplace is a simple, low-cost way to reduce stress, fatigue, injury, and error and improve engagement, productivity, and innovation.”

It goes on to list the benefits of looking after the people you work with:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Improved engagement
  • Improved morale and increased job satisfaction
  • Shows you care about your people, improving your image as a workplace of choice
  • Increased energy and motivation
  • Supports health and safety
  • Improved work life balance – which further improves the health and wellbeing of your people

 
Extra resources

Good4Work also provide a tool library filled with excellent resources that support their four areas of focus: the way we work, the place we work, the way we connect, and the way we lead. View the full downloadable library here.