Escape the cult of average!
It is no secret that in order to achieve the best business results, an organisation needs to have a relentless focus on its key success assets – their people. At a time when we are expecting more from our workforce, the impact of poor health and wellbeing is becoming more and more evident. Our international research illustrates this perfectly, 69% of teams reporting daily low energy levels, 78% describe being overwhelmed with their workload and are finding it difficult to make decisions, whereas 65% wake up each day NOT feeling refreshed or revitalised to start their work. These issues and more could be effecting the vitality, health and performance of you and your organisation.
Leading organisations are increasingly re-examining their value systems and are reaping the benefits of incorporating health and wellbeing into their work culture. Even small changes to a person’s lifestyle and habits facilitated through education related to nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices, can make a huge difference to the way people feel and perform. Want to guess the leading health challenge of facing employers today? No prizes for guessing stress!!!
Thriving, not just surviving!
Giving employees the opportunity to invest in their own wellbeing at work puts them directly in the driving seat enabling them to be more productive, more energised and more engaged – all qualities that cannot fail to show ultimately as a benefit to business effectiveness and profits. This has been globally recognised and demonstrated in the recent formation of the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces in 2013. Recent winners are IBM, Toyal America and Telefonica. The finalists this year are GSK and Chevron – where did your organisation come in the rankings?
Optimum Living have designed, managed and delivered successful, high impact health and wellbeing programmes across the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. These programmes have measurably improved the performance of individuals and teams, ensuring people thrive, not just survive in their competitive and challenging roles and industries. From improving energy and focus levels, to reducing absenteeism, increasing employee engagement and talent retention – the right corporate wellbeing programme does a lot more than tell people to eat better and exercise more. The World Economic Forum has predicted $47 trillion of cumulative output loss in the next two decades due to chronic diseases and mental health disorders. Employee wellbeing is a strategic imperative!
Optimum Living’s wellbeing consulting and programmes offer a proactive and preventative approach to employee wellbeing, with the goal to educate, inform and inspire. The services we provide may encompass:
- Individual 1-to-1 health assessments and coaching
- Organisational health and wellbeing consulting services
- Health workshops, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars exploring topics such as: Energy for Business, Personal Resiliency, Restful Sleep Strategies, Positive Life Balance, Mindfulness and Energised Business Travel.
The dynamics and requirements of each business are as individual as the people who work there. There is no “one-size fits all” offering, but more accurately a framework that offers an approach to implementation focusing purely on employee need and value. Our robust, consultation process enables us to create tailored programmes to precisely fit your company culture, employee demographic and specific requirements.
To create a platform to build a wellbeing culture and stimulate a positive, happier and healthier working environment for your business please contact us.
In addition, you can find further research material to support the business case for wellbeing at work here:
- Business In the Community Report – Healthy people = healthy profits
- Pricewater Cooperhouse Report – Building a case for wellness
- Healthy Workplaces – a WHO global model for action
- The Global Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Disease – A report by the World Economic Forum and the Harvard School of Public Health