Resilient workplaces help our people, economies and nations.Empirical studies clearly show that greater employee well-being reduces absenteeism and turnover while improving engagement and performance. Resilience therefore has a direct impact on the bottom line.We help organisations maximise their most important asset – their people. We care about results and believe that small steps make a big change.
Why Workplace Well-Being?
The importance of workplace well-being has increased dramatically in the 21st century as organisational and individual expectations have altered. Changes in economic development, globalisation, technology and demographics have played a significant part.
Individuals are faced with technological intensification, job insecurity, work-life balance and stress.
Organisations are faced with the single largest threat to corporate culture since modern economics began – their struggle to hire, engage and retain the highest calibre of people.
People and organisations need help to navigate through these changes, to refocus on what matters and achieve the results that count.
A few facts supporting the case for greater Workplace Resilience:
- Well-being has powerful causal effects on labour productivity – Oswald, Proto and Sgroi, 2011
- People who are happiest at work are 47% more productive, take 300% less sick leave and intend to stay approximately twice as long in their jobs – Pryce-Jones, 2005
- UK worker insecurity has reached a 20 year high – Financial Times, 2013
- Anxiety and stress cost the UK economy an estimated ￡26 billion each year – MIND, 2011
- Unemployment is highly correlated with mental health problems – Evans & Repper, 2000
- In the UK over 75% of our jobs are in the service sector. The UK sells more ‘knowledge services’ as a proportion of total exports than any other major economy – Brinkley, 2007.
- Approximately 13 million working days are lost each year to stress – Health and Safety Commission 2004
- Low level mental illnesses costs the NHS several billion pounds each year through patient appointments and treatment – NHS, Boorman Report, 2009