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National Well-being DAY – Working together for a healthier future!

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What would I see if I walked into the reception of YOUR organisation between 8am and 9am this morning?

Would I feel well? Would I notice people who are well, happy and healthy, milling through reception?

Would I see no-one because of an all-out, unannounced, public transport strike? Let’s pretend that didn’t happen.

It’s National Workplace Well-Being Day today! The Tagline is ‘Working together for a healthier future!’ What do you think of the statement ‘Working together for a healthier future!’.

Do YOU work together with YOUR colleagues to create a healthier future?

We’ve been talking about employee engagement, leadership, companionate love, ‘spirit of work’, communication, happiness, thinking, behaviour and all sorts in our recent blogs.  Ultimately, we talk a lot about care for ourselves and for our colleagues.

Did you know that Gallup* found that Managers can greatly impact employee well-being, as well as engagement? Ultimately this all plays an important part in the performance of an organisation (Krueger and Killham, 2005).

*(Analytics and advice to help leaders and organisations solve their most pressing problems)

Improving employee engagement needs involvement and commitment from the leaders and manager (Mann & Harter, 2016).  Of course it requires ownership and commitment outside of the workplace from the individual also. In my experience, work and home always impact on each other. What is important, is that to improve engagement, you need to improve well-being.

Did you ever consider that?

When I walk into an organisation that practices these things, I can feel it. From the moment I walk into reception, there’s a difference; a difference in how people greet me, and greet each other.

What are you going to do today to improve your well-being and the well-being of those around you?

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