An increasing number of businesses are turning to workplace wellness initiatives to improve benefits for their employees. Already two-thirds of European companies have introduced enhanced wellbeing initiatives.[ii]
The biggest source of sustained static, passive and inactive behaviour in the workplace occurs when your employees are sat at their desks. In fact, most people will spend an entire seven hours of their day in this position[i].
Recent Fellowes research reveals that 48% of workers suffer from back problems, 42% neck problems, 39% fatigue and 38% headaches because of this. And, troublingly for employers, a sizeable number of them are happy to attribute their ailments to the long periods of time they spend working at a computer, or a laptop.[ii]
New research commissioned by Fellowes reveals that lack of regular movement and bad posture are causing one in three workers to suffer a health problem. This is resulting in a staggering €73 billion lost across European businesses due to sickness days.
What does workplace wellbeing mean to you as an employer? Free gym membership? A basket of fruit in the staff kitchen? A chill-out room with bean-bags and soft pink walls?
By Kevin Tobin
Our belief system is the psychological structure by which we make sense of the world. From the moment we are born we are taking in information about ourselves and the world we are born into. This clearly develops into an organised psychological cognitive system that contains information about ourselves, other people, the world, and the future and helps gives us a sense of predictability about our world and our self in it.
By Kevin Tobin
One of the big trends in cognitive psychology at the moment is ‘mindfulness based cognitive therapy’. This is based on the practice of mindfulness meditation as practiced by Buddhists over thousands of years. It can seem that this is or would be a really soft side of what might be in your toolkit for the management of stress.