The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have made a strong link between the effectiveness of workplace teams with the level of Management Skills. They have developed the ‘Management Competency Indicator Tool’ which is designed to allow you to assess whether the behaviours identified as effective for preventing and reducing stress at work are part of your management repertoire or not.
“Health and well-being initiatives are pointless unless companies address leadership and line management problems”
according to former national director for health and work, Dame Carol Black.
Dame Carol, who co-authored the Sickness Absence Review, said it is often the quality of line management that keeps people out of work rather than mild mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions, which she said are “symptoms” rather than medical diseases”