Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

In these challenging times, with tight budgets, pressure from funders, further cuts to local services, and the continued uncertainty of how Brexit will play out, an organisational malaise can take hold, affecting everyone from the chief executive to your volunteers. But when the going gets tough, the leadership of an organisation needs to get going… Continue reading Adopting wellbeing can help tackle your organisational malaise

Health & Safety

Effective charity management is the key to good health and safety

Sometimes ridiculed, sometimes completely ignored, often misunderstood. Yet health and safety is a vital everyday issue that needs to be managed. Because when it is properly managed, it isn’t complicated; and unless you are faced with some particularly high risk hazards, it does not require specialist equipment and highly involved procedures. So why do some… Continue reading Effective charity management is the key to good health and safety

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Many years ago, going to work filled me with dread. I became ill, taking sick leave to cope with severe anxiety and physical symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. The problem was workplace stress. The cause was my manager. I ended up leaving that job and haven’t experienced any such problems since. But sadly, workplace… Continue reading Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

To prevent work stress, look at how your organisation is managed

Imagine feeling light headed, having difficulty sleeping and constantly feeling run-down. Imagine regular anxiety attacks and frequent indigestion. Now imagine arriving at your workplace, looking at the building, and being filled with dread. I’m not talking about some infectious disease or accident, but a condition called work-related stress. Nor am I exaggerating. What I’ve described… Continue reading To prevent work stress, look at how your organisation is managed