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Supporting wellbeing as a leader of leaders

As a leader of leaders, the core principles of wellbeing support remain the same; however, your span of influence is exponentially greater, and you can’t rely on personal connections and your individual interactions to promote workplace wellness and mental health. Your focus shifts to building an organisation and culture that [...]

2020-02-27T16:41:55+13:00February 27th, 2020|

Nudges from the science of wellbeing

How many times have you prioritised work over sleep? How often have you heard that you “can’t burn the candle at both ends”? And yet, sleeping 7 to 9 hours each night can still feel like a special treat rather than a day-to-day necessity. Likewise, grabbing the fresh fruit [...]

2020-02-26T13:59:03+13:00February 26th, 2020|

Maximise the advantages of remote working

The flexibility of working outside the office is often talked about as a major factor in improving employee productivity, managing teams adaptively and in helping people to better integrate work and life. While there are documented benefits for employers, the advantages for employees are less clear. Potential employee wellbeing benefits include [...]

2020-02-24T12:19:22+13:00February 19th, 2020|

We farewell Jacqui with our gratitude and very best wishes

The Umbrella team have some sad news today. "After considerable reflection I have decided to step down from my role as Managing Director and will not be returning to Umbrella from parental leave. The reality of becoming a parent has reinforced to me the importance of prioritising my family [...]

2020-02-17T11:06:58+13:00February 17th, 2020|