Why wellbeing and what are the benefits?
How is stress impacting your organisation?
The annual cost to employers of poor mental health at work costs the UK £33-42 billion(1).
That’s a huge number, but what does it mean for your organisation?
Sickness absence – mental health is one of the greatest causes of sickness absence in the UK. People with a mental health condition are three times more likely to have a long term period of sickness
Presenteeism – here you have people showing up to work when they are ill, resulting in a loss of productivity and sometimes making an individual’s condition worse
Limiting progression – employees often believe that having a mental health condition could hamper their progression
Impact on wider workforce – if people are not supported with their mental health by their employer, this can have a knock-on effect to other members of their team, for example if somone isn’t supported with the right adjustments to stay in work, they may need to take time off, leading to increased workload for other employees
Impact on employee turnover – there are obvious costs to your organisation of recruiting and training a new employee if current team members feel unable to continue in work due to their poor mental health.
Positive practices around mental health and well-being mean you’re far more likely to be an employer of choice, allowing you to attract and retain new talent. You will also increase productivity which impacts the bottom line (1).
(1) The Stevenson / Farmer Government Review of Mental Health and Employers October 2017
But what if wellbeing is actually at the source
of your success?
The benefits of understanding the principles of wellbeing are significant increases in…
Wellbeing naturally leads to optimism, flow and ease – all desirable when it comes to peak performance.
Creative Thinking. People naturally access fresh creative ideas and are willing to take risks when they are in alignment with wellbeing.
Productivity. Clarity, decision making and efficiency are all hallmarks of a calm clear state of mind, a natural function of wellbeing.
Clarity of Mind. Having wellbeing, clarity of mind and access to wisdom leads to better decisions and more resourcefulness.
Leadership Ability. When leaders think and feel well, they do well and lead well. The state of mind of your leaders impacts the state of your organisation.
Resilience. You can’t control what happens to you – but you can know you will bounce back – no matter what. When it comes to any change in business – resilience is key.
Working Smarter. Learning to listen to your innate wisdom, wellbeing and intuition will always guide you in the direction of working smart.
Collaboration. When we can understand more about what makes all humans tick it helps us to be less judging and have a deeper connection and get the best out of each other. Wellbeing = Goodwill… the foundation of any good relationship.
Communication. People who are calm and clear and come from wellbeing are significantly more likely to listen and communicate well with others.
Evidence based case studies show the following significant measurable improvements in companies performance…. (2)
employee burn out and stress
innovation and solutions