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Scene ONE: Its 2:55 PM. My 6th Zoom meeting for the day has finished 5 minutes early (woohoo!). Blood sugar is low, bladder full, my teething toddler is still napping. This means 5 whole heaven-sent minutes, just for me to tend to my most basic human needs before I stare at my face as it waits in the Zoom lobby, ready to attend the next meeting.
Wellness solutions are not a business expense and it’s time that we opt for a mindset shift and see the real value derived from wellness programs when embedded into organisational DNA. This year, wellness and wellbeing is more topical than ever before. The onus is being placed on business leaders to be the leaders of change and pivot their business in accordance with the changing times. With this, will come great benefit to not only workers wellbeing, but by consequence - the business’ bottom line.
Despite your best intentions and efforts are your wellbeing programs falling short of the long-term outcomes you hoped to achieve? With global spending reported to be now over forty billion dollars a year on programs targeting the physical, mental and social wellbeing in workplaces, it’s heart-breaking to realise that generally employee’s unhappiness and stress levels at work continue to rise. So what might your wellbeing program be missing?
Do you ever hear a little voice chattering away in your head that fills you with self-doubt? Perhaps you’ve heard it saying “You’re not good enough,” “You’re so lazy,” or even “You’re such an idiot.” It’s the voice of self-criticism that says things to you that you would never dare say to anyone else.