Frequently Asked Questions
What is Good4Work and how will it help me?
Good4Work is an online workplace wellbeing tool designed for small-medium sized workplaces and those getting started with workplace wellbeing. Good4Work takes you through a step-by-step process to help you complete actions to change your workplace environment and culture. It focuses on four areas – the way we work, the place we work, the way we connect and the way we lead.
Good4Work starts with a quiz asking you to rate where you think your workplace is at against 22 statements. These cover the essential elements for a positive workplace culture and environment. Your results provide you with a starting point and lead you to examples, strategies and resources to help you take action and improve wellbeing in your workplace.
Why should our workplace use Good4Work?
A positive and healthy workplace is a simple, low-cost way to reduce stress, fatigue, injury and error and improve engagement, productivity and innovation. Good4Work is an easy-to-use tool to help you assess your workplace and identify simple, tangible actions to improve your people’s wellbeing.
Looking after your people can have many benefits, including the following:
Improved morale and increased job satisfaction
Shows you care about your people, improving your image as a workplace of choice
Increased energy and motivation
Supports health and safety
Improved work life balance – which further improves the health and wellbeing of your people
How much does it cost and how much time will it take?
Good4Work is free. The assessment quiz takes approximately 5-10 minutes, and the time spent engaging with your people and doing actions is flexible depending on your workplace, and how much time and resource is available. Workplace wellbeing is on-going and works best when integrated into everyday operations. Some of the actions you take will become ‘the norm’ for your workplace.
How do I sign up?
Click the ‘take the quiz’ button at the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to enter some details to sign up once you have completed the quiz. You then use your results to integrate wellbeing into the way you work, lead and connect.
Who should use Good4Work?
Good4Work is designed to be used by one person in a workplace who can coordinate the approach to workplace wellbeing. They will need to understand the workplace’s environment, structure and practice, and be able to appropriately engage with people at all levels about workplace wellbeing, lead change and coordinate action. Good4Work provides a range of prompts and tools to support the user to engage with the workplace and take action.
What does a good workplace wellbeing programme look like?
A workplace wellbeing programme that delivers results is unique to your workplace. While some actions will work well in one workplace, they're not necessarily as effective in another. The Good4Work quiz takes into account where your workplace is currently at and directs you from there, providing you with examples, strategies and resources to help you make change.
Good4Work gives you the power to decide what you think is important for your workplace to focus on and the ability to create your own, unique workplace actions. The Good4Work four-step process (Assess, Engage, Action and Enhance) is informed by the World Health Organization’s global model for action.
Is workplace wellbeing relevant to health and safety?
Addressing health and safety is required by legislation to manage risks in the workplace that could affect the mental and physical health and safety of your people. Workplace wellbeing is an optional way you can go above health and safety to show you care about the wellbeing of your people.
Workplace wellbeing may cover some similar issues in the workplace as health and safety. It may also help strengthen your health and safety actions by improving engagement and communication.
What information will be collected and how will it be stored and used?
Some business information will be collected, stored and used so we know what kinds of workplaces are using Good4Work and how we can adapt the site to make it better. Please refer to our legal statement for more details.
Who do I contact for more information or help?
Good4Work is an online workplace wellbeing tool and does not provide one-on-one advice or support. For any feedback or queries about the Good4Work site, please email Good4Work@hpa.org.nz.
What’s the difference between Good4Work and other support, such as Wellplace.nz and WorkWell?
Good4Work is aimed at small-medium sized workplaces and those who are just getting started with workplace wellbeing. It focuses on the key environmental and organisational actions to set a great foundation for workplace wellbeing.
Wellplace.nz is a gateway for practical workplace information, ideas and resources to help you implement your wellbeing programme.
WorkWell is a free workplace wellbeing initiative available in many regions across New Zealand. It’s aimed at medium-large workplaces and those wanting to do a comprehensive wellbeing programme. WorkWell provides advisor support, easy-to-use resources, networking opportunities and recognition through accreditation.