Well-Being at Work

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Well-Being at Work How can you maintain that 2012 Olympics ‘Feel Good Factor’? Do you have Fly Mo’s tenacity, Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt’s confidence or Tom ‘The Bomb’ Daley’s drive? Are you flagging or flourishing at work? If your work life could benefit from a bit of zing, if your team needs more vitality or your leadership a boost of inspiration, read on.

This year we’ve introduced Bite-Size Well-Being, a new approach to improving your well-being, playing to your strengths and increasing your optimism and resilience. Combining extensive research from the new Science of Positive Psychology with a range of practical tools and techniques that you can try and immediately apply in your personal and professional life, Bite-Size Well-Being offers you evidence-based solutions that will help you think, feel and behave in more positive, productive and engaged ways both at work and at home.

Bite-Size Well-Being workshops last 60-90 minutes each and are ideal for lunch-time/brown-bag training sessions. They can also be run back-to-back on staff training days or included in off-site away-days. Topics include:

  • Strengths Coaching for your Team
  • ABCDE of Resilience
  • Inner Confidence for Life
  • Re-discovering your Natural Optimism
  • Building Positive Connections
  • Discovering Meaning at Work
  • Leading an Engaged Team
  • Positive Directions
  • Well-being for Life

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is the ground-breaking study of what makes us feel good, function well and flourish, and its findings enable us to perform more productively and be more engaged at work, at the same time promoting our well-being and inner confidence. This is both great news for us, and great news for the companies we work for. Applying its simple, evidence-based strategies has been shown to help us behave more effectively both in the workplace and outside, and enables us to persevere in difficult times, build successful and mutually supportive relationships and achieve our potential.

What is the Business Case for Well-being at Work?

There is growing evidence from the Science of Positive Psychology that staff who have high well-being are more productive, confident and engaged at work, and are more resilient to set-backs and better able to cope with adversity. And what’s more:

  • The top driver of employee engagement is senior management demonstrating a sincere interest in employee well-being (Macleod & Clarke, 2009)
  • Companies with a highly engaged workforce improved operating income by 19.2% over a period of 12 months, whilst those companies with low engagement scores saw operating income decline by 32.7% over the same period (Towers-Perrrin ISR, 2006
  • Over a 12 month period, those companies with high engagement scores demonstrated a 13.7% improvement in net income growth whilst those with low engagement saw net income growth decline by 3.8 % (Towers-Perrrin ISR, 2006)
  • Staff engagement levels predict sickness absence, with more highly engaged employees taking an average of 2.7 days pa, compared with disengaged employees taking an average of 6.2 days pa (Harter et al, 2006)
  • Engaged organisations grew profits as much as 3x faster than their competitors. Highly engaged organisations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87% and improve performance by 20% (Corporate Leadership Council/Corporate Executive Board, 2o08)

Your Bite-Size Well-Being workshops are facilitated by Bridget Grenville-Cleave (MSc MAPP, MBA, FCCA, Assoc CIPD), one of the UK’s leading Positive Psychology experts and a founder member of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology and the International Positive Psychology Association. For the past three years Bridget has been involved in developing and delivering the popular Positive Psychology Masterclass to professionals from the UK, Europe and Australia, and runs a range of CPD training in Positive Psychology for professionals from the health,  social care, education and business sectors, as well as offering bespoke organisational consulting, coaching and lecturing.

For more information

Contact Bridget now on +44(0)7740 635756 or email Bridget@Workmad.co.uk

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