Find out more on how Business in the Community is bringing business together to support communities during COVID-19
TAKING A WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING
COVID-19 and Responsible Business
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.
- 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