Wellbeing in the workplace is just a nice to have…..
If I’m honest with you, if you asked me about 15 years ago, why should we be investing in wellbeing in the workplace, I would have given you that response. Shocking I know!
But back then we didn’t really have much of a presence and we certainly didn’t have the understanding that we have today about why wellbeing in the workplace wasn’t just a nice to have. It was an absolutely commercial, crucial part of the business.
But back then we had EAP lines, we had Occupational Health and we didn’t know what we didn’t know. Fast forward around 10 years ago when I started to study Solution Focused Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, I remember a really, really clear moment when I got about a third of the way through my training and I was still working in HR at the time and I just had this huge light bulb moment and I thought, why are we not giving this information to people in the workplace?
I remember thinking, wow, if people understood why they do what they do, what makes them tick, If they even understood the guts of the stress response and why we get triggered by that stress response, what a huge, huge difference that would make in an organisation in helping to prevent absence, reduce absence and just make a difference to people’s mental health.
And knowing that and feeling so fired up by that I couldn’t stay working in HR anymore. I had to take this information out into the world and into the workplace and that’s exactly what we’ve done at the mind solution.
We’ve created a wellbeing portal, a digital wellbeing portal, that your people can access anywhere in the world at any time that can give them the light bulb moments that they need to be able to be at their best.
So I trust that you’re listening to this or reading this, and you’re having your own light bulb moment about why wellbeing in the workplace is an absolutely crucial part for your organisation to invest in.