Wellbeing at Work

When people are well they do well. Happy, healthy and engaged employees work harder and smarter, directly improving your bottom line.

What is wellbeing at work?

Wellbeing at Work is an approach to help companies and employees be at their best. High performance can be achieved through two means – burnout or effective strategies that energise, motivate and grow people so they are at their best at work, rest and play. High performance delivery requires high performance recovery and balance. Employees who are happy, connected, focused and engaged can achieve their potential and together create a thriving organisation. But modern life, workplaces and business opportunities have their own challenges – deadlines, targets, interpersonal problems, stress and weapons of mass distraction leading to imbalances and preventing optimal performance. Wellbeing at work provides a range of solutions to address the gaps between potential and actual performance.  It helps people deal with the major and micro-challenges and adversity we all face so that your employees and organisation achieve their potential.

 

The Spiritual Earth programmes evaluate your organisation’s and staff’s unique stresses and help you implement strategies and programmes to address challenges whilst monitoring programme effectiveness along the way. Our innovative, bespoke programmes evaluate your staff's and organisational needs and goals and address the many facets of wellbeing – physical, mental, emotional, social and creative. We work with employees and management and provide tools and strategies to promote optimal individual, team and business performance. Wellbeing at Work is not just about having a mindfulness class at lunchtime, it is about feeding people’s spirit and creating an environment where they can grow and make a difference.

Why wellbeing at work?

Wellbeing is no longer a nice to have but a need to have (Harvard Business Review).

It is a solution to the challenges posed by modern life – stress, distraction, demands for increased quality, innovation and output. Perhaps more importantly it is a solution to help your employees and organisation be at their best and happiest.

 

Stress is predicted to be the leading cause of chronic illness in high-income countries by 2030 (Healthy Ireland 2015). Stress compromises decision making, communication, increases mistakes and causes physical disease. With over 4 million days lost in Ireland to absenteeism annually in small businesses alone, looking after your employees’ health and wellbeing has never been so important. A European wide survey found that the number of Irish employees experiencing stress “always” at work was the third highest in the EU15. And with over 80% of Irish employees suffering increased stress levels (Mercer 2015) it is vital that businesses take action to support employees. Workplace wellbeing comes with many benefits from improved morale, a positive caring image, reduced turnover and absenteeism and increased productivity to name a few (World Health Organisation).

 

Considering that wasting one hour a day accumulates to 6 weeks of absenteeism a year it’s not surprising that unengaged employees cost businesses ten times as much as absenteeism. Implementing an effective wellbeing at work strategy brings great rewards – a collaborative environment with loyal, engaged and motivated employees that bring their best to work and to life. Investing in Wellbeing at work is shown to pay dividends. Companies listed on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for have outperformed the S&P 500 stock index by almost 2:1 over the last 20 years.

 

Through getting the best out of people not just the most, wellbeing at work is a high performance business investment to promote innovation and growth for all.  If you grow your staff, they will grow your company leading to a thriving team, a thriving organisation and sustained profits.

Putting wellbeing at the heart of your organisation today

If you want to put wellbeing and high performance at the heart of your business today: give us a call and we’ll organise a free 1-hour wellbeing consultation to recommend the best solutions for you. After your consultation we can organise an introductory wellbeing at work session and baseline needs analysis for your staff so we can start building your bespoke wellbeing strategy to grow your staff and business .

If you want a workforce who consistently deliver, communicate effectively, are innovative and work and lead effectively get in touch - contact +353 87 133 5230 today 

Our programmes

We specialise in bespoke organisational wellbeing strategies. By conducting a baseline needs analysis we will assess the wellbeing of teams, the organisational culture, and identify sources of stress, or challenges that may be compromising wellbeing and performance. We will then recommend solutions to help you address your unique performance gaps and promote a culture where employees are engaged, motivated, challenged and happy.

Our solutions can include:

  • Talks on a range of wellbeing related topics e.g. introduction to wellbeing, effective stress management, boost your resilience, creating a happy and successful life, nutrition
  • Series of Talks responding to actual needs of survey and management
  • Practical tools and thinking strategies for high performance
  • Support resources that employees can access at home (e.g. podcasts on a range of wellbeing themes and short audio meditations that help staff destress and aid in sleep, relaxation, concentration and wellbeing and bespoke articles with tips and insights)
  • Meditation and Mindfulness at Work for happiness and high performance
  • Bespoke programmes for leaders and management
  • Organisational strategy development with management
  • Staff wellbeing days and Weeks

We regularly monitor programme effectiveness and adjust to meet needs and goals

We also offer introductory wellbeing sessions, short talks/ workshops on a range of wellbeing areas (e.g. Effective Habits, Improving your sleep, Teambuilding, Meditation to Motivate), staff wellbeing days/ weeks and one-to-one consultations.

"We are a team of people who work collaboratively and co-operatively on a wide range of events and services as directed by our Members. We recently participated in a nine session programme with Calodagh McCumiskey of Spiritual Earth and had 100% attendance throughout the programme. Calodagh carefully created a wellbeing and coaching programme for Wexford Chamber. The directive was to assist in the personal development and growth of our organisation in order that our business continue to run at its most effective and productive level. Our staff are our greatest asset and this coaching has helped boost morale, improve communication and in turn has created a very enthusiastic team of people who are refocused on turning out high quality work. Spiritual Earth, through Calodagh, is a highly professional and experienced organisation. I am very happy to recommend this valuable resource to anybody who is focused on looking after their staff and rewarding them/re-engaging with them in order to maintain enthusiasm and productivity. They are worth it!"
Madeline Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber