We would all agree that the wellbeing of our people has never been more important than it is now. Over the past year we have seen some remarkable support being offered to people by our IIP community. Covid-19 has provided the opportunity for organisations to get closer to the needs of their people and step up the wellbeing resources on offer.
This will provide a great springboard for driving up further improvements designed to strengthen and embed a sustainable wellbeing culture to help us thrive in the ‘new normal’.
A culture of well-being is much more than an “initiative” or programme of staff support. It should be seen as ‘just we way we do things around here’ and present us with a permanent change in how work is conducted. The ‘We invest in Wellbeing’ Framework provides us with some great pointers about how to embed a wellbeing culture. The framework is really helpful for development purposes as well as providing public acknowledgement through the accreditation route.
Check list to help strengthen and embed a wellbeing culture
– Create a wellbeing portal where people can easily see and access information and education about wellbeing support and guidance.