Why is it important for a company to look after the well-being of its staff? Well it’s a simple formula. There is a proven link between happiness and success, which has been shown again and again by research. For an organisation to flourish its people need to be feeling good and functioning well. It’s a win:win. Happy employees are more productive, creative and resilient in times of uncertainty. The bottom line is that staff well-being is linked to company success.
Positive Psychology Training offers coaching and training programmes for workplace well-being. These serve to build psychological capital, the positive resource that helps organisations to flourish. There are well-being programmes such as the Happiness Habits, you can book workshops on Resilience and Strengths and organise one-to-one coaching to support individual needs.
Greater employee well-being is significantly associated with better job performance, lower absenteeism, reduced probability of leaving an employer and the occurrence of more positive work behaviours. Here’s what one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work – Triodos Bank have to say about their experience of positive psychology training for workplace well-being.
“I recently worked with Miriam to bring the Happiness Habits workshop into Triodos Bank as part of a wider wellbeing programme. Miriam brought a huge amount of warmth, insight and energy to the sessions. She connected well with our co-workers and quickly earned their trust and engagement. She oozed credibility on the research and latest developments within positive psychology and presented in an interactive, practical and engaging way. The pre and post wellbeing evaluation assessment clearly demonstrated the positive impact that the workshops had on our co-workers’ wellbeing. This was reinforced by some of the feedback I received personally from co-workers once the programme had finished. Miriam is a true professional and someone who is enjoyable and very easy to work with. I very much look forward to working with her again soon.” Paula Searle, Head of HR
There is an extra incentive in the form of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, an award which recognises the positive way in which you manage your business and support your workforce. The Charter involves:
- Self assessing against a set of nationally agreed standards.
- Devising an action plan to drive future change.
- Working with staff and other organisations to implement good practice.
- Reducing sickness absence and improving staff wellbeing
Please get in touch to talk about ways in which we can support your well-being at work.