Wellbeing - A Force For Life
Wellbeing and the idea of maintaining a state of 'wellness' has been around for centuries in its various forms. In modern times, it is often described as simply feeling good.
Wellbeing can be linked to a number of different benefits including improved physical health, faster recovery times from illness, higher educational attainment, greater productivity and an overall healthier lifestyle.
There has been an increased interest from the world of science in the benefits of wellbeing, with a focus on how it can bring improved performance in the workplace. Not only does the wellbeing of employees directly correlate to higher levels of productivity and engagement, it also helps to reduce absenteeism and staff turnover.
The main concept of wellbeing in the workplace is simple - happier staff work harder, faster and for longer - and this ultimately makes almost any business more successful in the long term. Individual employee happiness can be affected by a huge number of factors including mental condition, work-life balance, family life, stress levels, tiredness, job satisfaction and many more.
Why are businesses more interested in wellbeing?
Businesses worldwide are beginning to recognise the importance of ensuring their staff are comfortable, happy and healthy. Surprisingly, investment in this area of an organisation has been overlooked by most in recent years, but with a weakened economy and budgets stretched to breaking point, any reduction in costs is welcomed with open arms. According to recent government figures, employee absenteeism accounted for a total of 15 working days per individual - 9 of these for sickness, 6 for physical injuries.
Wellbeing People work with businesses across the UK to improve workplace wellness, primarily through the use of interactive engagement tools and the knowledge of health and wellbeing experts. It is our belief that wellbeing is a multifaceted term that describes the healthy, contented and prosperous condition we all aspire to. It can be used to describe a person, a community or a workplace and is applicable to both our physical and mental health. As well as representing the most effective way of ensuring positive outcomes in our lives, it could be argued that wellbeing is one of the goals of human endeavour.
Ultimately, wellbeing is important for ourselves, our family, friends and fellow workers and is a vital component that allows us all to flourish in all aspects of life. Wellbeing People have a unique concept of Engaged Prevention that brings together the 8 vital ingredients needed for a successful wellbeing journey, from branding to outcomes. Read more about our Engaged Prevention concept by clicking here.
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We’re constantly searching for new innovative ways to incorporate wellbeing into everyday life, take a look at our blog posts or give us a call and see how you can too by taking part in our Health MOT!