Business in the Community defines “wellbeing” as the mutually supportive relationship between an individual’s mental, physical, social and financial health and their personal wellbeing.

Taking a whole organisation approach to embedding wellbeing into an organisational culture is key to achieving maximum impact. Wellbeing should be positioned as a strategic boardroom issue supporting thriving people, thriving business and thriving communities.

Key facts

  • One-quarter of employees has considered resigning due to stress and a further one in ten has done so.1
  • More than a third (34 per cent) of line managers still feel un-empowered in their roles and would welcome any move to increase their independent authority.2
  • Four in five employees have reported that an inclusive leader had improved their performance and productivity.3
  • According to CIPD’s Employee Outlook survey, being under too much pressure at least once a month makes individuals feel depressed or anxious, and most say it reduces performance.
  • Presenteeism from mental ill-health alone costs the UK economy £15.1bn a year, almost twice the business cost as actual absence from work.4

1 Mind, 2015
2 Engage for Success, Bringing the line to life, 2013
3 Business in the Community, Inclusive Leadership,2011
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4 Business in the Community, Inclusive Leadership, 2011
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