Is employee well-being a management responsibility? Should it be?
Those were a couple of the core questions that stimulated considerable discussion at a seminar I attended earlier this week. They certainly gave me reason to stop and think more deeply about an issue that I had never previously given any conscious thought to. I have always taken the idea that a manager is responsible for the well-being of his people completely for granted. After all it simply seems to be a given – epitomised by the fact that even in the army the officers only eat after their men. How can you expect to meet your objectives if your people are not in a state to properly play their part?