Sunday, March 12, 2017

Use Your Employee Newsletter to Help Employees Fight Emotional Workplace Challenges


There is one subject associated with employee newsletter content that you should include as frequently as possible. This is the topic deals with what I call "emotionally challenging workplace issues." An example would be how to respond to a very disappointing performance review the employee did not anticipate. Another would be criticism from the boss that you had no idea was coming. A nasty interaction with a coworker in the staff kitchen can ruin your whole day. And of course, there are plenty more.

Emotional challenging issues on the job include accepting difficulty in accepting feedback from peers, struggling with anger issues when you are ignored, bullied, or passive aggressive acts such as no one complimenting your new skirt. These can be aggravating experiences—full of anguish. The silent treatment is a classic.

Employees look for articles like these that will help them psychologically. All of us are attracted to this sort of content. Employees will anxiously look for articles that help them conquer stressful emotional states.

Let's give a real example of this content:

Although eagerly welcoming constructive feedback, employees who accomplish a lot on the job know their successes will sometimes rub others the wrong way. Not everyone will be quick to praise their triumphs when they are cast into the limelight by others who recognize their achievements.

Sometimes these achievements are met with criticism for whatever reason. Helping employees cope and build resilience is an easy way to invest in these workers. Your newsletter may include the following in an article, for example:

Learning to detach from unhelpful criticism is a skill to help you stay motivated, adapt to change, and think more creatively about your job. Try these “inoculations” to beef up your immunity to criticism: 1) Remember that those who criticize don’t know the real you. 2) See negative criticism as possible validation that you are “on the right track.” 3) Accept criticism of your success as normal and part of life’s challenges. 4) Search for the truth in the criticism, if any. Something about it may be helpful despite the style of its delivery. 5) Let criticism inspire you to work with even more vigor toward accomplishing your dreams, rather than forcing you into retreat.

So, do you agree that there are psychologically stress issues at work that employees want. We cover these topics in FrontLine Employee.
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Your company employee newsletter or health-wellness newsletter has a lot of power to influence the workforce, promote ideas for improving their personal well-being, and empowering them to consider ways they can perform their jobs better and boost productivity. 

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