Google workplace wellbeing and you’ll find page after page of references about how giving this consideration helps to increase productivity and is good for business.
It’s great that human wellbeing is being increasingly seen as a priority consideration but what message is being given to the workforce?
Isn’t there a missed opportunity here? A chance to not just tick the box of wellbeing for business but to show that organisations care first and foremost about their people. Imagine the positive message that would ripple through business, from the top to the bottom and how the culture could begin to change, as we see it, for the better.
If we create a culture where human beings are shown consideration and respect how could this not be a win-win?
If a company is saying ‘show me the evidence after 20 years of research’ aren’t they really saying that they are choosing not to invest in the wellbeing of their employees and that they simply don’t care?
If we create a culture where human beings are shown consideration and respect how could this not be a win-win? Imagine businesses of the future, where human wellbeing is paramount. Humans are afforded the trust to work in a variety of ways and from varied locations, not treated like school pupils. Employees given the autonomy to deliver both for themselves and for a business they equally respect and care for. These workspaces nurture and support growth and the knock-on effect is not a hard worker but a smart and well worker.
In the future we may be encouraging open discussion about perceived failings and seeing these as ways of learning and discovering strengths. The workplace of the not too distant future could be putting people first, literally. Not just saying that considering wellbeing is good for business but going much further. Considering human wellbeing is good for people and that’s good for business!
We see workplace wellbeing as a #NoBrainer. Can anyone really say otherwise with conviction?
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