I work with businesses to align the needs of the people with the actions of the company to create a wellbeing strategy that is integrated, effective and sustainable. Many wellbeing initiatives do not have the impact intended due to a mismatch between what leaders believe is effective and what actually makes a difference to long term wellbeing.
I engage with all stakeholders through a survey and interviews to gather a shared understanding of what wellbeing looks like and what sort of initiatives add value. I report back to the leadership team with the findings, theses insights indicate what areas of wellbeing your business needs to focus on. Together will create a wellbeing strategy that is intergrated, effective and sustainable.
This is where most wellbeing initiatives fall short. They offer services but neglect to show them how and why to make lasting changes. These offerings are often seen as add ons and are not integrated into the working day or culture, these will fail the majority of the time. I devise an educational based approach based on current scientific evidence. Central to this is helping businesses understand how they can help change the behaviour of their people using 'nudges' and other environmental cues that are integrated into the culture and working day.
If employees are well informed and motivated intrinsically to be healthy, the employer will have an easy time with wellbeing at work. When we hear and see stories of people like us that have had success, we are more likely to take the same actions in hopes of seeing similar results. This is why I share stories from other companies , people outside of the workplace and encourage your leadership team to share their stories.
By working from the top down and bottom up I ensure the needs of your people align with the needs of your organisation. Every member of the team has the knowledge and strategies to look after themselves and empower others to do the same. Wellbeing is dynamic, it is key to measure the effectiveness of the initiatives to ensure they continue to empower. I will review this with you on a regular basis.
Research into wellbeing and performance shows why developing a culture of wellbeing is critical. Progressive leaders are recognising that the old business model is not working. There is a desperate need to change the way we live and work in order to not just survive but flourish, physical and mentally. More and more forward thinking leaders are realising they can’t afford to be put off addressing the underlying causes of burnout, lack of engagement and the related retention issues. People need a more peaceful, productive and healthy work environment.