WELLBEING DRIVES PERFORMANCE AND RESILIENCE
While inspiring leadership, experience, skills, strategy and purpose are all important in the work setting, our effectiveness ultimately depends on wellbeing and resilience. Long working hours and the pressures of work can take their toll on individual, team and organisational performance and productivity (see figure 1).
Recent data suggests that despite increased awareness and interventions, mental wellbeing issues are increasingly common, and the associated costs are rising too. Traditionally, organisations have focused on absenteeism and costs associated with the leaving and replacement of staff (‘staff turnover’). But actually, the bulk of costs coming from mental wellbeing issues come from ‘presenteeism’ – where people are ‘at work’ but failing to be effective and productive  (see figure 2).
Data also suggests that ‘burnout’ is common. In one recent US survey of 1,000 full-time professionals, 77% claimed to have experienced burnout in their current job . More than half of those surveyed had had more than one episode of burnout in their role.
However, even in the absence of a mental health issue such as undue stress, anxiety or depression, wellbeing issues related to fatigue can damage performance and productivity through reductions in engagement, morale, loyalty, discretionary effort and general effectiveness. A work culture that does not support wellbeing can also affect an organisation’s ability to hire and retain people, including talent.
While most organisation’s manage risk related to finance, the economy, operations and reputation, ‘people risk’ is often not a consideration despite the fact that it poses very real threats to competitiveness, innovation, transformation and sustainability.
THE VALUE OF ‘TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS’
Dr Briffa Wellness specialises in offering science-based, practical solutions to wellbeing and energy issues, at the same time boosting individual, team and organisational performance and resilience. Some of the key benefits that come from these interventions include:
- enhanced energy and vitality
- improved effectiveness and productivity
- greater resilience and reduced risk of burnout
- enhanced ability to mitigate stress
- improved thinking, creativity, problem-solving and decision-making
- improved ability to live and work successfully and sustainably
- enhanced levels of engagement and improved morale
- enhanced innovation, transformation and competitiveness
- enhanced ability to attract and retain talent
Research shows that wellbeing interventions are appreciated and very cost-effective. Overall, each £1.00 invested returns £5.20 . Overall, the greatest returns are seen for those that are proactive (rather than reactive) and have a firm-wide or cultural approach (see figure 3).
DR BRIFFA WELLNESS INTERVENTIONS:
VIRTUAL LEARNING AND TRAINING:
On-line ‘one-to-many’ sessions and workshops for smaller numbers.
For example, in the workplace, and at offsites, awaydays and conferences.
Half- and one-day workshops with or without the inclusion of one-to-one coaching
Ongoing coaching for the optimisation of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, performance and sustainability.
SCIENCE FACT (NOT SCIENCE FICTION)
Dr Briffa Wellness provides interventions that are based on published and verified research. While the concepts and strategies are often little-known, they have nonetheless been proven to allow business professionals make significant strides forward in terms of their mental and physical wellbeing and performance. The techniques and tools have been tried-and-tested with literally thousands of individuals in diverse settings over a period of more than 25 years.
PRAGMATIC, NOT DOGMATIC
Dr Briffa Wellness recognises that people differ, and helps individuals identify the approaches they personally stand to benefit from the most. The focus is always on individuals acquiring practical techniques and tools that they can use on a daily basis to enhance energy and wellbeing, and the performance and sustainability of the business as a whole.
1. Deloitte: Mental Health and Employers: Refreshing the Case for Investment – January 2020
2. Deloitte Burnout Survey (US) 2018
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