I talked last week about giving people decent work to do if you want them to be self-motivated.

I stand by that but, of course, it’s not the complete solution.

Many businesses overload key members of the workforce so that they burn out and either leave or go off sick.

Thankfully, in the last few years we’ve have started to hear about concerns for employee wellbeing.

Workers need to have a workload that is within their skill set and their capacity.  Of course they might have tight deadlines and challenging tasks to complete but these should not be relentless and all-consuming.

Overloading employees leads to stress, burnout, and poor productivity.

So, wellbeing is not a ‘nice to have’.  It is an essential factor in underpinning high productivity. You have to focus on engagement and wellbeing.

So, give your employees decent work and then make sure they are fit and well enough to give of their best.