The mental health of your team is critical to the success of any organization. As a leader, you have a responsibility to make sure your employees are happy, motivated, and emotionally balanced.
A healthy team is more productive, creative and loyal. On the other hand, a stressed, dissatisfied or demotivated team will be more prone to conflicts, lack of motivation and lack of productivity, affecting their skills and your image as a leader, creating a risk to your reputation and personal brand.
According to the World Health Organization, the main factors that affect the mental health of your collaborators are: lack of balance between personal and professional life, poor communication between the leader and his team, fear of losing his job and that as leader you project insecure or unstable affecting your decision making.
Foster an environment of open and respectful communication with your work team. Listen to the concerns and needs of each member and create a safe space to talk and share.
It has a structure and calendar on what is expected in results. Discuss it with your team beforehand, it will give you the guidelines and opening for them to let you know if they consider that the time and what is requested are realistic. Do not close yourself off listening to them, remember that generating empathy will position you with a more professional image.
It doesn’t hurt to be grateful to those who get involved in what matters to you; Therefore, take a moment to reflect and identify what have been those key results or attitudes of your collaborators that have helped you get to where you are. By recognizing each member, you will create a positive impact on their motivation and emotional well-being.
Establish clear work hours and respect the personal needs of each member, you will help to improve the balance between their professional and personal lives.
Just as you strive to be better every day, do not neglect those who are involved so that you can achieve it, offer training and development opportunities to your team members. They will feel valued, appreciated and the growth benefits will be mutual.
Remember that a leader is not only the one who leads a team, he is the one who cares about their well-being and is always willing for everyone to improve. Position your personal branding as an effective leader and have a positive impact on your image and personal brand.