Three easy ways to build workplace wellbeing

Developing organisational wellbeing can feel like a big task. We know it's something we should be doing, but often don't have the first idea what to do, what will make a real difference, and what will be a waste of our shiny new budget (and result in us not getting it again next year).

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How to embed wellbeing learning in your organisation

Over 90% of organisations offer wellbeing activities of some kind (CIPD, 2016). These frequently take the form of a dedicated ‘Wellbeing Week’, designed to build awareness and engagement with a large proportion of the business over a short – and thus, relatively manageable – period of time. For this week, wellbeing is front of mind […]

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The future of wellbeing in the workplace

Stress is the leading cause of workplace absence in the UK. In response, ‘wellbeing’ is on the agenda for the majority of people teams (only 8% of organisations say they’re not doing anything to improve employee health and wellbeing). But in reality, many of these programmes focus on physical health and support for those with […]

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Let's Talk Wellbeing

Self-facilitating, team discussion tool focused on building Wellbeing at work.  Between 3-12 people use the tool to explore the PERMA model of wellbeing focusing on what helps us thrive and flourish at work.  It gives an immediate pulse check and diagnosis of the five pillars to support further action.

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How to be more resilient and increase your wellbeing

Early in my career, a question I was often asked by clients was ‘how can we build the resilience of our people?’. And if I’m honest, I didn’t truly know the answer. I am exceptionally lucky and fortunate to work with lots of different people and organisations, across a range of industries and counties. Due […]

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'A' in PERMA for Achievement

Setting goals fulfill our inner ambitions, give fuel to motivate and provide a sense of clarity to where we want our lives to go in the future.  Once the goal is set, we are on the journey: subsequently, every small step towards this goal is the achievements that will eventually propel us to our desired, greater heights.

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How to Increase Wellbeing through Meaning

If we know the priceless value of helping people and employees feel purpose and tap into their intrinsic motivations, why are UK engagement rates still so low? Why are we struggling to empower people to find meaning in their work? Do we lack the knowledge or tools to do it?

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Why you need friends at work

We have an inherent ‘need’ to relate and belong, officially recognised way back in the 1940s by Abraham Maslow in his ground-breaking ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, and more recently, by Martin Seligman’s ‘PERMA’ model, where he highlighted how important ‘positive Relationships’ (the ‘R’ of ‘PERMA) are for our lives and cited Chris Peterson in placing them at the heart of human flourishing.

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How to Be Deeply Engaged in Work and Life – A Simple Tip

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman We are each unique. Our fingerprints, our personalities, our talents and our dreams. It’s not surprising, then, that there is no one-size-fits-all roadmap for a happy […]

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Bailey & French, June 2017 newsletter

In this time of intense focus on data and technology, at Bailey & French we have separated the two and redefined how to think about data collection. For example, engagement surveys tell us averages (data) but often miss the detail, the commentary which enables effective decisions and strategies. Qualitative data is so critical yet so […]

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P for Positive Emotion

Later I learned about the concept of ‘eudaimonic happiness’, or human flourishing, which is about being able to integrate positive and negative emotions and really grow as a human being.

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Stop the Parenting on Wellbeing

I’ve spoken to several clients this year who have ‘wellbeing’ on their agenda, and I wonder: what does this mean for most organisations? Are we missing a trick?

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