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Benefits of Wellbeing in the Workplace – Business Mole. Keurig® is the #1 single-cup brand in North America* and now provides beverage brewing systems for commercial use in the UK.

Benefits of Wellbeing in the Workplace – Business Mole

Here, they look at why investing in staff wellbeing should be a priority, and what businesses can do to help reap the rewards of a productive and enjoyable office environment. Since our first Keurig® brewing system entered the office space in 1998, we’ve had the chance to take a look into offices across the globe – large, small, and microscopic. As a result, we’ve come to believe that the success of a business is often intimately tied to the satisfaction of the employee.

Today, others are starting to believe that, too. Businesses today are dealing with an increased focus on providing the best possible working environment for employees and for good reason: happy, healthy employees make for a happier, healthier workplace. Here are some relatively easy, actionable tips to consider that may well improve wellbeing, morale and productivity for your employees. Design Sound. The elephant in the classroom. The secret to success? Work happier, not harder. Many of us pursue success with the belief that when we achieve it we’ll also come to be happy.

The secret to success? Work happier, not harder

But we need to flip our thinking: it’s happiness that breeds success. Psychological research shows that people need to develop sustainable day-to-day contentment, rather than looking for an elusive happiness that’s off in the distance if they want to succeed in work and life. Studies have shown that your brain is at its best when you’re positive; and when you’re positive you’re more engaged, energetic and resilient. This will in turn provide you with the fuel required to become successful.

And there’s no need to wait for the boss to dish out daily doses of glee. The happiness advantage Shawn Achor psychologist and author of The Happiness Advantage says that 75 per cent of success is a result of optimism levels. Achor suggests exercising regularly, practicing meditation and offering professional acts of kindness to colleagues, such as praise for good work. Seven Simple Steps to Improving the Mental Health of School Staff - In Our Hands. In her online column for the TES, Natasha Devon MBE, the Department for Education’s Mental Health in Schools Champion, suggested that ‘To improve the mental health of young people, we should start by tackling stress among teachers’ – This message certainly seems to have resonated with my network and, for what it’s worth, I couldn’t agree more.

Seven Simple Steps to Improving the Mental Health of School Staff - In Our Hands

It’s no secret that I’m currently overcoming an anorexia relapse so now, more than ever, I recognise the absolute sense in what Natasha suggests. But how? There are some pretty simple steps we can take, many of them right away, which I’ve seen work well in schools, colleges and other settings which I’ve set them out below as I know that many of you will have read Natasha’s piece and been moved to action, but unsure what you can do next.

Please add your own ideas and experiences by commenting below too (you don’t need to login to do so). Kinesthetic Strategies. Key words: senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial and error.

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“No business organisation with a 40% attrition rate would last long in any sector.” Context: Staff wellbeing is not a peripheral issue. ‘Indeed, it should be a moral imperative for all senior leadership teams and their governing bodies.’ In June 2014, I visited Education Guardian to attend a round-table discussion. The 40% attrition rate is a damming headline.

Of course, accountability comes hand-in-hand with staff wellbeing in schools and is another debate not discussed here. The stats: Here are some eye-watering statistics: Questions: The published article stems from the following questions: Accountability: to whom are teachers accountable? With the above in mind, I have written my 5-point wellbeing plan in-line with these questions. The 5-point plan: Short manifesto: And I am not putting my union hat on here. By Professor Rob Briner and Dr Chris Dewberry Extended detail: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Error Page. Too much ... teachers say they are working longer hours than they were a year ago.

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Picture: Supplied Source: News Limited TEACHERS are working longer hours than ever before and many are contemplating leaving the profession because they feel overworked and stressed. A major national survey of more than 2,000 teachers has found 73 per cent believe their workload has noticeably increased in the past year. Teachers are facing more demands than ever before to work outside classroom hours and on weekends, with more than two thirds regularly working more than 46 hours a week.