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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. 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 | Andrew Ford | TEDxMacquarieUniversity. This. | 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. 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. You have the tools to develop inner joy; you just have to know how to use them.

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. There are two types of happiness that people can strive for: hedonistic and eudaimonic. 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.

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). One thing to note is that many of my suggestions apply to ALL school staff and not just teachers. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Kinesthetic Strategies. Key words: senses, practical exercises, examples, cases, trial and error. Description: This preference uses your experiences and the things that are real even when they are shown in pictures and on screens. If you have a strong Kinesthetic preference for learning you should use some or all of the following: To take in the information: all your senses – sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing …laboratoriesfield tripsfield toursexamples of principleslecturers who give real-life examplesapplicationshands-on approaches (computing)trial and errorcollections of rock types, plants, shells, grasses…exhibits, samples, photographs…recipes – solutions to problems, previous exam papers SWOT – Study without tears To make a learnable package: Convert your “notes” into a learnable package by reducing them (3:1) Your lecture notes may be poor because the topics were not ‘concrete’ or ‘relevant’.You will remember the “real” things that happened.Put plenty of examples into your summary.

Taking care of your mental health. Seven Simple Steps to Improving the Mental Health of School Staff - In Our Hands. A 5-point plan for teacher #wellbeing by. Here is my 5-point plan for improving teacher wellbeing across England. “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 topic in which I wrote a preamble is here: “Promoting wellbeing: How can we support teachers in the face of growing professional challenges?”. On Tuesday 1st July 2014, the following article: Teachers’ wellbeing: under scrutiny and under-appreciated was written by journalist, Victoria Neumark and published in The Guardian.

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: 1. 2. Error Page. Too much ... teachers say they are working longer hours than they were a year ago. 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.

Almost a quarter of all teachers are working more than 55 hours a week, with full time female teachers the most likely to be working long hours outside their classroom commitments. Too much ... about two-thirds of teachers who want a career change say they feel overworked. The AEU’s federal president Correna Haythorpe said the mounting work pressures facing classroom teachers was an issue that had to be addressed.