• Debra Fisher

If you want to realise your Organisation's vision, having an Employee Wellbeing Strategy will be Key

But what makes a good Wellbeing Strategy?

In a nutshell:

A Wellbeing Strategy needs to view employees' health holistically.

Wellness Initiatives should focus on activities that:

Energise people - from encouraging healthy eating to sleeping well and physical activity.

Encourage connections - providing staff with the opportunity to connect with family and friends, explore personal interests and causes.

Provide balance - support in the form of tools and techniques for coping with mental health issues. This could include; dance courses, mindfulness sessions, stress management, cognitive behavioural therapy and mental health first aid training.

DANCE, with its research proven benefits, is perhaps one of only a few activities that score high on all the above objectives and is certainly the best form of exercise for delivering on the wider mental health and wellbeing benefits.

However, whether DANCE features or not, the importance of having a Wellbeing Strategy can not be underestimated and the "living at work" culture, manifested by the global Coronavirus Pandemic has only accelerated the need.

As we are all familiar, people are the most important assets of any organisation - they are ultimately the drivers of success. Therefore, it should come as no shock that an employee's engagement levels, their health and their wellbeing will depend, to a large degree, on the supportive nature of the vehicle they have chosen for their career journey.

Thus delivering the right employee wellbeing strategy will be key to realising your company's vision.

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