Wellbeing

TAKING A WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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%) 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
References

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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