5 things needed for you to excel at your workplace

All employees need the right environment to be productive and successful, explains behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer.

Sub optimal working conditions mean too much work, too little time and too few resources.

Dr Helgo Schomer, behavioural psychologist

Dr Schomer identifies and unpacks five key factors to creating the best working conditions.

1. The right workload

Dr Schomer says an excessive workload can leave employees feeling overwhelmed and stretched, particularly without support.

2. Reward

He advises that resentment grows among employees who are not reaffirmed or remunerated for their efforts.

3. Aligned values

According to Dr Schomer, individuals cannot flourish if their personal values clash with the ethics of a company.

4. Fairness

He explains that employees need to feel that their grievances are heard, that due process is followed when evaluating performance and that there are equal opportunities for promotion.

5. Community

Dr Schomer says that employees need to feel that they belong and are a part of a tribe, or else tensions and feelings of isolation can creep in.

Take a listen to his expert advice:

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