You and your people
You’re aware of the pressure that people are under, and that it comes from a variety of sources, not just work.
Managing time and workload while working from home, the challenges of hybrid working or working in a changed workplace environment are all part of the new landscape. Worries about job security and anxiety about the cost of living are all playing a part in increased stress levels.
In short, lots of people have been pulling out all the stops and now they're exhausted.
Wellbeing programmes need to be about more than having the right chair and a fruit bowl in the kitchen. What kind of results would you see if your team was completely re-energised and ready for the next challenge? Do they need a boost, with practical techniques and a focus on wellbeing?
Your people are hard-working and committed, but current pressures are tricky even for the most resilient.
Stress can result in good people pushing themselves to perform at their best, all of the time. Constantly giving 100% of normal is just not realistic and can lead to overwhelm and, eventually, burnout.
People start to blame themselves for not being as productive, or for making mistakes. They strive for perfection, creating tension, defensiveness, problems with team relationships, mental and physical illness, burnout and resignations. And you know the costs to you, your people and the organisation are not just financial.
The pressures might be inevitable. The stress is not. My wellbeing programmes help you find another way. Together we can create a sustainable wellbeing working culture and develop the tools for all your people to thrive, even in the most extreme challenges.
You can build a positive atmosphere of wellbeing, showing your people that the organisation cares and wants them to thrive.
Building wellbeing into your workplace culture doesn't just make for happier, healthier, more loyal employees, it has a positive impact on their effectiveness, customer service, the organisation’s reputation and, ultimately, your financial and operational success.
In over 30 years of working to help people perform better, I have seen so many good people burning out. There's often a fear that burning out is a weakness. I believe it happens when good people have been strong for too long.
There are behaviours (that can become habits) that I often see leading to burnout. They fall into four key categories. I took those four risky behaviours, flipped them into their positive opposite and created the antidote: The CARE Wellbeing Model.
Knowledge of human development, social care, neuroscience and working with thousands of clients, has helped me turn that negative 'recipe for disaster' into a positive alternative: The CARE Wellbeing Model.
The CARE Wellbeing Model, and its practical techniques, give you a blueprint to reduce stress at every level; the organisation, leaders and managers and every member of staff. Coupled with robust stress management guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, you can ensure you're doing the very best you can to keep your people safe and well.
Embedding a CARE Wellbeing Programme equips everyone to be more motivated, resilient, energised and healthy. This builds into a team culture and, ultimately, an organisational culture where physical and mental wellbeing habits are the norm.