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Don’t forget the organisation in employee wellbeing

Traditional approaches to employee wellbeing have tended to focus on the individual person, encouraging and supporting people to move more at work, eat more fruit, learn mindfulness or practise lunchtime yoga. While this strategy is beneficial for many people, we know that individual behaviour is influenced by context, and for employees that context is [...]

2018-04-03T10:41:40+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

Creating a culture of wellbeing

Creating a culture to foster diverse wellbeing, where employees will feel supported to do what works for them, or to develop stronger wellbeing habits, requires attention to each of these four levels.  Here are some ideas we have seen work well: Personal Provide opportunities for personal and professional development including: Education – about any [...]

2018-02-28T10:16:59+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Where should we focus our wellbeing resources?

It’s heartening to see an increasing number of organisations recognising the value of supporting wellness at work and creating environments that nudge people towards improved wellbeing. Alongside this recognition, organisations want to invest wisely and to ensure that any wellbeing initiatives have the maximum impact possible. At Umbrella, we are often asked by organisations [...]

2018-02-28T10:18:09+00:00 February 28th, 2018|