Antidote to self-defeating thinking on Health↔Work
Be supportive and positive. You can use the following tips to help your staff to think positively about the impact of their health upon their ability to work. How they think about their health should then become an enabler and not an obstacle to their staying at work.
Encourage your staff to:
If in doubt, give it a go… staying off work probably won’t help
Look for improvements not impediments or failure
Take control of the problem; look for solutions
Take a bigger perspective – it won’t go on for ever
Seek positive people, positive examples and avoid the ‘ain’t it awful’