Wellness

Strive to thrive

July

Strive to thrive revolution

With 70 percent of UK employees claiming they are disengaged at work, and £70 billion lost each year in productivity, workplace wellness is no longer an optional extra.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and the displacement of entire workforces to remote working may be the monumental shift needed to disrupt old habits and be the powerful force of change. Now more than ever, companies must make sure that workplace wellness is taken seriously and people feel engaged, fulfilled, energised, secure and connected again.

Below are 10 features that provide a framework for a successful wellness programme, highlighting some of the key factors we focus on at TWP to deliver successful wellness strategies that maximise your team’s potential.

  1. Board priority – Wellness programmes need to establish sustainable success and are now a key strategy for attracting and retaining the best people.
  2. Reinvention – Dynamic and fluid environments that ensure your key asset – your people – are at the centre of the programme.
  3. Purpose – Ensuring the vision is shared with all your people and you have broad buy in from leaders and teams.
  4. Ethically and gender fair workplaces – Workplaces that makes all people feel welcome and valued.
  5. Inclusivity – Ensuring management and leadership buy into strategies and ensure their continued development.
  6. Mental wellbeing – Actively integrating mental wellbeing and support.
  7. Wellness DNA – Incorporating wellness into the DNA of the company’s core values.
  8. Biophilic design – Integrating all aspects of the space to ensure you are providing the best possible environments for your people.
  9. Wellbeing of WE – Understanding best work comes from US. To encompass high trust environments and mutual respect
  10. Evolution – Upgrading your company’s internal operating system to ensure a holistic approach is taken and wellness is integrated into the fundamentals of the running of the business.

With Millennials estimated to make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it is imperative that wellness and its associated programmes are uplifting workplaces and societies, so companies are giving the new generation an environment that enables them not only to survive, but thrive.