Wellbeing in the Workplace

I truly believe that when you feel valued and supported you will always work to your personal best with the tools that you have.

Do your employees feel valued and appreciated? Concerned you aren’t retaining staff?

There is a large number that feel undervalued. Ask yourself this question:

How do you make your employees feel valued and appreciated?

When you invest in your employees it:

  • Improves employee physical, mental and social health.
  • Creates a healthier, more engaged workplace.
  • Contributes to productivity gains of up to 15%.
  • Reduces employee health risk factors by 56% (NSW Department of Health).
  • Improves employee engagement and commitment and reduces absenteeism.
  • Reduces presenteeism (health-related work impairment).
  • Increases creativity and innovation.
  • Improves working conditions which can lead to fewer workplace accidents.
  • Delivers a Return on Investment (ROI) of $3 to $5 (2016 ROI White Paper, Employee Health, Workplace Health Association of Australia).
  • they respond with positivity, respect and enthusiasm back to you and in all they do.

“Increasingly, we all understand that a holistic approach to wellness requires action in advance of the appearance of illness and that our ability to live healthy lives is inextricably linked to our time spent at work”

(PWC, Workplace Wellness in Australia, 2010)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports full time employees work just over 40 hours per week. Employers therefore have the best opportunity to influence healthy behaviours and to benefit from improved performance and return on investment of optimising the health potential of their people.

There is a wealth of emerging evidence indicating that successful health and wellbeing programs provide an excellent return on investment. For instance, one meta-evaluation looking at economic return of worksite health promotion programs found on average programs:

  • decrease sick leave absenteeism by 25.3%
  • decrease workers compensation costs by 40.7%
  • decrease disability management costs by 24.2% and save $5.81 for every $1 invested in employee health and wellbeing.
    (https://www.comcare.gov.au/)

Global research has found that when employee health and wellness is managed well the percentage of engaged employees increases from 7% to 55%.24 This research also found self-reported creativity and innovation increases from 20% to 72%. (https://www.comcare.gov.au/)

No matter what your role in an organisation is, you can make a difference. Start by looking for an opportunity to express authentic appreciation for others in the ways that matter most to them personally. Small expressions of appreciation can often make a big difference in the workplace.

I have created two specially tailored workshops for the workplace. If employees feel good about themselves, they will give their best work in the workplace.

Wellbeing Workshop Outcomes

When we highlight the benefits, we offer a ‘circuit breaker’. Awareness brings change. Through my own teachings I have come to the realization that when we work on ourselves and work towards the ‘best version’ of ourselves, we take ownership of our actions. We are more productive in all we do. Some of these notions might be new to your employees and it offers a chance to grow with awareness of their own bodies and mind.

  • Introducing the idea that “You Can’t Pour from an Empty Jug” – self compassion
  • Raise health awareness, motivate them, provide knowledge, insights and tools that they will need to succeed in their own Wellbeing Journey
  • Highlight ownership of their health and look at the way they deal with their individual stresses and how this impact on their own bodies and the ripple effect of this on others
  • Concentrate on the positives about themselves and what they are proud of
  • Relaxation and reflection time

Wellbeing and Art Workshop Outcomes

With over 20 years’ experience in teaching adults and children, I have come to the realization that the ‘journey is the destination’ when it comes to creating. When we forget about what it is ‘supposed’ to look like and take the pressure off we end up creating from the heart and the outcome will always be wonderful

  • Introducing the idea that “You Can’t Pour from an Empty Jug” – self compassion
  • Create the time and space to create a piece of art that reflects a chosen theme
  • Discussion on a chosen theme and reflection on this theme
  • To let go and have a laugh and create a space to enjoy the process/journey and not attached to the outcome
  • Concluding with Relaxation and reflection time

Contact Steph to discuss a Wellbeing Workshop that caters for your Workplace needs. Book via email steph@stephaniecorkhillhyles.com