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+13:00April 3rd, 2018|

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, [...]

2017-10-03T12:05:05+13:00October 3rd, 2017|

Reboot Your Brain

There’s a fabulous Gary Larson cartoon titled “Midway through the exam Allen pulls out a bigger brain”. It’s one of my favourites and I often think of it when my brain is tired and I have no ideas left. Wouldn’t it be handy if we could reach in and pull out another brain at those [...]

2017-04-24T09:50:50+13:00April 24th, 2017|