An organisation can achieve and sustain optimal performance when its culture promotes psychological wellbeing. That is, when its systems and everyone’s everyday practice makes everyone feel:

Competent, autonomous, valued, and that they’re contributing to something worthwhile.
Also, listened to, supported and part of a community.

Headline Benefits

Research and practice show that this enables the intricate balance of organisation and individual needs that:

  • Inspires and empowers optimal performance beyond changes in management, employees and short-term circumstance.
  • Fuels the professional attitudes and actions that enable all to thrive individually and collectively.
  • Attracts and keeps the highest-quality staff.
  • Increases efficiency by increasing staff engagement and innovation, and reducing sickness-absence, presenteeism and social loafing.
  • Forms the basis of ‘good work’, equality and inclusion necessary for brand reputation and society.

Why is This So Important?

UK research shows that:

  • Less than 20% of the population have good psychological health.
  • 1 in 6 experience a common mental health concern (e.g., depression, anxiety) in any given week.
  • In business, annual increases in employee reports of working when ill (presenteeism) and under conditions of ‘extreme stress’ are found across sectors and professions.

A culture of psychological wellbeing therefore protects your organisation and staff against this by:

  • Reducing the causes of work/sport-related ill-health.
  • Buffering against other life stressors and their health implications.
  • Providing the ingredients to help your people thrive and perform optimally.

And Finally!

Real world research and experience also tells us that creating a culture of organisational wellbeing costs far less, but pays back far more than individually-based health and wellbeing initiatives.

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