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.
- Lay out the Dialoogle picture cards in front of the group.
- Ask the participants to pair up with someone they do not work on a daily basis.
- 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.
- Ask each pair to form a group with another pair and discuss their choice of picture cards.
- 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.
- Ask each group to choose three picture cards from the ‘well-being’ pile.
- Ask each group to choose three picture cards from the ‘solutions’ pile.
- The groups present their chosen cards in plenum.
- Discuss the levels of well-being and stress in the workplace. Do the ‘solution’ cards provide immediate suggestions for improvements or other useful ideas?
- Agree on how these improvements can be implemented in the workplace: Who does what and when?
- 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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