THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS

The business case

  • Healthy workers can be up to 30% more productive than unhealthy workers.
  • A workplace health program can reduce absence due to sickness by 21%.
  • Workers who smoke can cost business in terms of lost productivity due to smoking breaks and sick leave.
  • Poor health increases the likelihood of industrial accidents or injuries.
  • For every dollar employers invest in health promotion over a three year period, return on investment ranges from $1.40 to $4.70

Maintaining Healthy staff is of pivotal importance for so many reasons.

  • Increased productivity
  • Improve employee health behaviour
  • Reduce health care costs
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Improves employee recruitment and retention
  • Staff feel valued, building high employee morale
  • Building respect amongst staff with less staff issues
People spend nearly one-third of their adult lives at work, and workplace issues are a common source of stress for many. It is impossible to have a workplace where everyone’s roles, expectations, and personalities work perfectly together, without conflict. As such, certain workplace issues may cause negative psychological symptoms. Research shows perceived stress in the workplace, for example, is associated with a higher prevalence of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Workplace issues can lead to decreased performance and productivity, loss of job/termination, decreased satisfaction/happiness, stress, and a wide variety of mental health issues.
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Workplace Presentations & Lunch/Learn

Stress management (Presentation)​

We are all managing stress at different levels and some people are better equipped than others. With stress management being a major component to positive mental health, it is easy to see how stress not managed causes issues on many levels – physically, emotionally and mentally. A report from the Australian Psychological Society indicates that one in four workers felt moderately to severely distressed in the past year alone.
This presentation helps staff identify the different types of stress, how stress effects us, why we all react differently to stress, how to recognise their own personal stress symptoms and be able to better recognise it and learn coping strategies to help stress management, preventing physical and mental health issues.

Personality Development -Workplace Harmony (Presentation)

The workplace is typically an environment in which people with different personalities, communication styles, and worldviews interact. These differences are one potential source of workplace issues and can ultimately lead to stress and tension for those involved.

How do we find a way to create respect and harmony??

The Enneagram is the perfect tool for this.

The advantage of the Enneagram is that it provides both professional skills and the self awareness and centering that is necessary for a personal paradigm shift – a shift out of our current set of assumptions and way of seeing ourselves, our relationships, and the world in which we participate. It empowers us to make new and more successful choices, more intelligent decisions. It also enables us to tap greater resources in others. 

The Enneagram describes nine ways of seeing the world – nine points of view – that are very different from one another. Each has its strengths and blind spots. Learning to recognize these different points of view enables us to understand people’s motivation, their major needs and concerns, and their style of working and relating. It helps us build rapport, reduce unnecessary conflict, and cooperate at higher levels of effectiveness. 

While there are many valuable approaches to professional development, the Enneagram provides a way to create a individualized program for each person based on their particular strengths and challenges. Instead of “one size fits all,” knowing your personality type and style at work allows you to focus on the specific areas that are most relevant to you.  

The Enneagram at work does not promote any political, religious, or psychological beliefs and values, other than these two: 

  1. The importance of self awareness for personal and professional development
  2. The appreciation of human diversity

Yoga and meditation (Lunch/Learn)

Yoga in the workplace provides a great opportunity for staff to step away from their desk, stretch their bodies, improve their posture, release tension from the neck and shoulders and give them space to breathe and reconnect back to themselves.

By supporting your staff mentally and physically you create a positive environment, healthier employees, higher morale and a greater level of respect.

At the beginning of each session breathing techniques are practised to relax the body and mind, followed by yoga postures tailored to each classes needs and finishing with meditation which is a likened to a 20mins sleep.

Employees can then return back to work more relaxed, focused, clearer, calmer, centred and happier.

Mindfulness and Mind-wellness (Lunch/Learn)

Once associated with a highly spiritual lifestyle set apart from the mainstream, mindfulness training courses are becoming the norm in huge corporations in big cities around the world. Companies are finding it reduces stress and absenteeism, increases productivity, develops better leaders, and generates more creative workplaces. It also enhances cognitive thinking skills and triggers more imaginative solutions.

For an employee, it means being fully present in a moment, thinking only of the task at hand, not what is piled up in the in-box or what might appear there in the future. It is the energy of being aware of what is really happening and of refocusing on your work and its purpose.

With these practised skills employees become less consumed with the busy mind and learn skills on for better cognitive control, better emotional awareness and gaining a better sense of self.

Mental Health and Wellbeing (Bespoke Packages for Staff Needs)

There are various ways in which therapy may be useful to help resolve workplace issues. Therapy can effectively treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health symptoms that result from workplace issues.

Healthy Mindz can also teach healthy coping skills that employees may use to manage work-related stress and other issues.

For example, cognitive behavioral therapy helps people identify and change unhealthy thoughts, which often results in improved mood and overall well-being. Mindfulness, meditation, and other stress management techniques can be taught.  Therapy can also be useful for improving an individual’s assertive communication skills, as well as other conflict resolution skills. These skills can then be applied in the workplace to improve one’s experience at work, personal well being and a positive mental health.

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