Updated: Feb 25
This is a guest post by Bob Gibbon of The Performance Learning Company, our partners in producing the Personal Leadership course
As we come to the close of World Wellbeing Week, it is important to note that the impact of wellbeing permeates our lives, our businesses and our communities every day of every year.
For most organisations, today’s challenges are unprecedented so, as even more businesses face up to re-opening, leaders will be faced with a huge wave of challenges. In the short-term, cash management, revenue and expenses may be front of mind. However, there's another critical need in this "new normal" that leaders must address to secure their organisation's long-term survival: employee wellbeing.
Wellbeing is fundamental to every one of us. It supports our health, our energy and our performance - at home, at work and in everything we do.
Gallup report that, during the first week of April, 60% of Americans reported significant stress and 60% reported significant worry. Similar signals have been reported for the UK. Some express concern that all of this pent-up frustration is about to pour into the workplace like an avalanche hurtling down a mountain.
Helping people make sense of their ever-changing lives is a core foundation of wellbeing.
No-one exists in a vacuum and we all operate at our best when we are authentic and congruent. Essentially, nurturing the wellbeing of the person supports the best in their performance.
Wellbeing embraces us as a whole person. It incorporates the choices we make and the actions we take that impact our physical vitality, mental alertness, social satisfaction, sense of peace and contentment and our personal fulfilment.
It’s a measure of how we show up as a human being.
Performance is a measure of how we apply ourselves to achieve things.
The better we show up, the better we perform – at sport, at work, in life!
Wellbeing BOOSTS performance! It’s that simple.
Wellbeing - it's good for us and great for business!