If you want to run a successful and productive franchise business, you need to make sure your company advocates positive mental health. The majority of this revolves around how you treat your employees since they are vulnerable to a lack of motivation, over-exhaustion, and other work-related issues. What then should you do to champion a mental-health-positive franchise space?
This article discusses the tips you need to know as a franchise owner to introduce positive mental health into the workplace. First, we will talk about the different management techniques you can consider. Then, we will also look into other more work-practical solutions geared towards your franchise’s success.
1. Get to know your employees
You cannot be a mental health advocate in your franchise if you do not know where your employees are coming from. Therefore, spend time getting to know them better. Talk about their aspirations in life and how your franchise can help them achieve that. Then, take note of those as promises to build your franchise’s success.
Remember, the key here is not merely to use your employees as a means for profit or gain. It’s about growing with them as your business grows as well. It’s also about viably expanding your franchise with people you can trust and work with, such as your current employees.
If you know that your franchise business needs are not aligned with a certain employee’s skill set and aspirations, don’t hesitate to ask them whether they are open to doing something else. On a personal and professional level, knowing who your customers are positively impacts their mental health and your franchise business’s success.
2. Encourage healthy feedback and collaboration
The workplace is one of the most stressful environments in the world, and you need to do your part to contribute to something positive. You can do so by encouraging healthy feedback and collaboration. This will also help you better manage everyone’s mental health since you can stay in constant communication with your employees. This is in relation to the World Health Organization’s push for a positive mental health environment in the workplace, particularly in understanding each employee’s needs and opportunities and the channel through which you can provide support.
One of the best ways to do this as a franchise owner is to conduct sessions where employees can take a break and learn about something new. It can be a team-building exercise or just simple coffee breaks. These little pockets of space from work allow them to better communicate and explore being open and trustworthy with one another. And this will lead to the gradual increased productivity and unity in your franchise business.
3. Partner with franchise experts
Being a franchise owner, you need to know that you can also rely on someone. In particular, you want a so-called guru who can help guide you through the ins and outs of your franchise business. This also has an impact on your own mental health, which is crucial because you cannot say your franchise pushes for its positivity without considering your own.
Therefore, look for franchising experts and services that are familiar with these concepts to guide you. You might also want to partner with someone who runs different franchises of their own since this will help you better ideate and frame your franchise’s success story.
To run a successful franchise, you need to champion positive mental health. Remember, it’s not just for your employees’ betterment since it affects both their productivity and your success. Consider all the previously mentioned tips today, and become the pride and envy of other franchises.
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