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Let’s integrate wellbeing and engagement

Last month, we wrote about the importance of organisations focusing on both engagement and wellbeing to enhance productivity: https://umbrella.org.nz/wellbeing-and-engagement-both-enhance-productivity/ We suggested that: more emphasis needs to be placed on wellbeing as a stronger contributing factor to optimal engagement and performance a more strategic approach is needed, where organisations co-ordinate the measurement of engagement and wellbeing, [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Managing hazards from mental ill-health

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015), employers are well aware that they are required to take all practicable steps to prevent harm occurring to employees. The Act requires employers to adopt a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and controlling hazards at work. Since impairment can arise from stress and fatigue, employers must [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Get those gardening gloves on!

It’s official.  Research has confirmed what many of us already experience, that gardening is good for our wellbeing. Spring is springing, trees are taking on that beautiful green tinge, bulbs are starting to emerge from hibernation and, of course, so are the weeds. If you are already an avid gardener, you’ll know how good it [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Wellbeing and engagement both enhance productivity

In our rapidly changing economic, political and social environment, organisations need to be more agile and innovative than ever before. We know that when employees are both engaged and thriving, they are more likely to be agile and resilient, able to navigate major organisational changes as well as disruptions in their personal lives without being [...]

September 4th, 2017|