This article looks at how employers can create successful workplace policies by considering how they will affect their employees. Looking at workplace roles and policies through a people-first approach, rather than a policy-first approach, can minimize disruption and maximize buy-in from employees. With employees feeling supported and their concerns addressed, policy-making becomes much more effective and successful. Additionally, it is essential to create consistent policies with clear, measurable objectives and careful consideration of the specific needs of the workplace and its employees. Finally, open communication is crucially important and should not be overlooked in the policy-making process.