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Check-in conversations

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Wellbeing check-in conversations are an easy to way to give people a safe space talk.

Regular check-ins with employees help us get a feel for how they’re doing overall, so we can spot any changes in their behaviour and offer the right support when needed.

Check-ins also help build empathy with the experience of your employees, which is critical to creating greater trust within the work environment.

When employees feel heard, they are more likely to be engaged in their work, committed to the company, more likely to be productive, and stay in their roles for longer.

Is it time to check-in?

What they’re trying, how they’re doing, and what they’re learning about caring for their wellbeing.

Take a moment to think about how you can create a safe space for the people you are bringing together.

There are three aspects of space you will need to consider providing for your wellbeing check-in conversation:

Physical space
Your goal is to find an environment where you can talk freely without fear of being overheard or interrupted.

Conversational space
You need to enable a dynamic, honest, open, and curious conversation. If people are wary to share in group settings, perhaps a one : one conversation is best.

Relational space
People should be able to ask questions and seek feedback without fear of judgment or being penalised.

Wellbeing Lab conversation tools

The Wellbeing Lab is passionate about energising and equipping people to care for their wellbeing even when they’re struggling so we can help you to build thriving teams, workplaces, schools, and communities.

Offering workshops, presentations, coaching and other tools for wellbeing education, they hold a wealth of knowledge to help you and your business.

We believe that helping yourself and others to care for wellbeing is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities you can be given.

Some helpful sheets prepared by the Wellbeing Lab are available here to use when preparing for mental health and wellbeing conversations.

Download them below:

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