Although now moving out of the shadows of taboo and into the foreground, mental health has often been overlooked due to it’s intangible nature and has long being an off-limits discussion. We now know it has a fundamental effect on employee wellbeing and performance at work, with a study by Vitality and Rand showing that 33 days are lost per year to the 5.6% of employees suffering with moderate to severe depression.
At Tailored Fit we often refer to three pillars of staff wellness, being the key areas of health that are most often affected in the workplace.
They are also the areas that have the greatest impact on the wellbeing of staff and their ability to perform at work. Looking at staff wellbeing both through the lens of altruism and productivity allows you to approach corporate wellness in a way that is both socially responsible and profitable.
Effective leadership plays a crucial role in ensuring staff are healthy and engaged and therefore able to fully commit to their work. If leaders truly believe in the importance of staff wellbeing, the outcomes of wellness programmes will always be more successful. So, what does successful leadership look like when it comes to staff wellbeing and engagement?
We posed this question to Heeral Gudka, executive coach and founder of Convergent Consulting.
As our name suggests, at Tailored Fit we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all wellness programmes. Every company is different, so what works for one company may not work for another (however there are often common themes that will be seen from one company to the next!).
So here we will look at some anonymised data gathered at one company, along with the wellness programme designed to improve these metrics.