Well-being and stress in the workplace

The employees work together to define a healthy work environment and what changes can be implemented to further this.

  1. Lay out the Dialoogle picture cards in front of the group.
  2. Ask the participants to pair up with someone they do not work on a daily basis.
  3. Ask each pair to choose two cards: One symbolising well-being in the workplace and another symbolising ways of reducing stress in the workplace. Allow the groups plenty of time for discussion.
  4. Ask each pair to form a group with another pair and discuss their choice of picture cards.
  5. Divide the participants into larger groups of eight to ten and ask them to gather the cards representing well-being and solutions in two separate piles.
  6. Ask each group to choose three picture cards from the ‘well-being’ pile.
  7. Ask each group to choose three picture cards from the ‘solutions’ pile.
  8. The groups present their chosen cards in plenum.
  9. Discuss the levels of well-being and stress in the workplace. Do the ‘solution’ cards provide immediate suggestions for improvements or other useful ideas?
  10. Agree on how these improvements can be implemented in the workplace: Who does what and when?
  11. Make sure to frequently evaluate the progress of the implementation process.

The size of the groups in the last part of the exercise can be varied.



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