Productivity in Aotearoa New Zealand is considerably lower than in other OECD countries — despite working longer hours on average — according to the New Zealand Productivity Commission.

Historically organisations have tackled productivity and wellbeing challenges as two separate things. They have also managed them in two different departments – commercial vs people & capability. In addition, addressing mental health in organisations tends to be about lowering the risks in respect to the H&S Act rather than promoting wellbeing.

Our research shows psychological wellbeing is the most significant predictor of productivity in the workplace. By separating wellbeing and productivity, we miss the opportunity to create an integrated strategic plan to improve overall productivity and mental health.

As a team of experts in human psychology and workplace wellbeing, we pulled together these resources – the Guide and the Productivity & Wellbeing newsletters series – to help you tackle presenteeism in your workplace. Sign up and download on the right hand side of this page.

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