Wellbeing is integral for performance. Supporting people’s physical and emotional health will allow them to reach their full potential.
- Developing a thorough understanding of wellbeing is crucial to helping employees perform at their best.
- Designing a successful wellbeing programme for your organisation is imperative for business success.
A holistic approach to wellbeing
We believe that a holistic approach provides the best understanding of how we can encourage people to thrive. We hold the belief that an integrated approach which focuses on building the resilience in people’s mind, body and environment, is the key to wellbeing.
The mind is instrumental in achieving a state of wellbeing. This is attained by broadening psychological flexibility, which is the ability to hold thoughts and feelings lightly and act in ways that matter to the individual. Psychological flexibility can be enhanced by improving one’s emotional flexibility, being present in the moment, and staying true to one’s values.
The body is a highly important part of maintaining one’s wellbeing. The ability to restore energy, putting high-quality fuel into the body, and partaking in physical activity all have positive impacts on wellbeing.
To support and build people’s resilience, their working environment must be able to facilitate them in operating from a state of wellbeing. This includes having clarity of job expectations, supportive working relationships, and providing them with tasks that are aligned to their personal purpose.
Why is employee wellbeing important?
Simply put, when employees have high levels of wellbeing a business will thrive. The American Psychological Society found that organisations that promoted health and wellbeing reduced turnover, their people had higher job satisfaction and were more likely to say they are motivated to do their best.1 When employee wellbeing is poor, businesses falter. In 2020, 17.9 million working days were lost because of work-related stress, depression, or anxiety in the UK alone.2
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