Wellbeing can be described as a state of good health, happiness, fulfilment, and purpose.
The simple definition of Wellbeing can be described as judging life positively and feeling good, which includes maintaining good physical health too.
Your work life has a substantial effect on your wellbeing. Feeling fulfilled at workcreates a positive mindset. Research has shown that a good working environment has a beneficial impact on employee’s wellbeing and thus reduces absenteeism and presenteeism.
The Top three stress related absences in the workplace are triggered by:
- Workloads 62%
- Management Style 43%
- Relationships at work 30%
Many of these issues have been high-lighted during my coaching sessions. Coaching can help in several ways.
For individuals I believe that if you do not achieve your full potential at work the feeling of disappointment or resentment can have great personal consequences which can lead to poor self-esteem, confidence, and possible thoughts of failure. Left unresolved can develop into poor mental health.
For employers, small acts of caring and recognition can have an enormous impact on company morale. I encourage businesses to:
- Show that you value your people
- Show your employees that you care about their wellbeing
- Give your teams permission to look after their own wellbeing
For a simple, cost effective wellbeing tool review my ‘Pyramid Prompts for the Workplace’©™