In this article for Dynamic Business, Michelle provides her comments on how to support your employees and protect their wellbeing.
Be open with your team about the criticality of self-care, and create a safe environment for your team to share their feelings, and seek support. As part of this, be alert to the warning signs of elevated stress in yourself and your team. This may include feeling ineffective, more cynical, and having reduced energy. As a team, agree on the boundaries as to what is acceptable regarding requests for work outside standard working hours, so team members are comfortable not responding to emails/phone calls in their personal time. Encourage your team to take breaks during the day, share self-care practises and role-model this behaviour.