Workplaces are more than just where you go to work; they are where we spend, on average, most of our lives. It’s a place where individuals bring their emotions, experiences, and unique personalities each day. With every person being unique, creating an environment where such diverse personalities can thrive can be challenging.

Why it’s Important

According to a recent survey by Champion Health, 60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental wellbeing.
Creating an environment where you and your team can be authentic, relatable, and genuinely care are the foundations for a workplace where individuals don’t merely fit in; they truly belong.

Here are our tips to creating a more comfortable workplace

Open Communication

The core of creating a comfortable workplace is the encouragement of open and candid communication. Encourage your team to express their thoughts, concerns, and ideas freely. Make them feel heard and appreciated.

Empathy and Understanding

No two days are the same, and things can happen out of you and your team’s control. Recognise that your team members might be dealing with personal challenges. Offer support when needed and remember to celebrate achievements.

Work-Life Balance

Advocate for a healthy work-life balance with flexible schedules and resources for mental health and stress management. When employees can manage their personal lives alongside their work, they’re more likely to feel more motivated.

Team-Building Activities

Organise team-building activities that promote camaraderie and teamwork. These activities can help employees build strong relationships and feel more comfortable collaborating and being open.

Professional Development

When employees can see a strong path for personal growth and the opportunity to learn new skills, their self-confidence, motivation and productivity increases.

Imposter Syndrome – What is it?

41% of UK employees have experienced imposter syndrome in the workplace in the last year. (CIPHR, 2023)

Imposter syndrome happens when people don’t feel comfortable at work. It’s a lingering feeling of self-doubt and inadequacy, even when it’s clear that they’re successful at their job. Like a relentless inner critic that erodes their self-confidence, making it challenging for them to feel comfortable in their roles.
Imposter syndrome can manifest in several ways. It can make you second-guess your abilities, experience anxiety about being exposed as “frauds,” or downplay your achievements.
We hosted a webinar, “A Candid Conversation About Imposter Syndrome,” on Wednesday, 8th November 2023.
In the session, we gained valuable insights and strategies not just to overcome but to thrive in the face of imposter syndrome and learn how to use this knowledge to support your team in feeling comfortable at work too.

Let’s chat

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help make your team feel comfortable at work complete the form and our consultants will get back to you.