Choose one of our Power Hour wellbeing workshops for your teams. Our sessions range from talks with specialist wellness professionals, including coaches and psychologists, to mindful activities to help teams unwind. And, at 60 minutes or less, we help make self-care a regular and achievable priority for your teams.
We arrange live workshops with options for either virtual or in person at offices, co-working spaces, and other organisations and events. We handle the arrangements.
We have curated a broad range of inspiring activities to suit all tastes, from arts, crafts, writing and more, all designed to ignite curiorisity and creativity.
We worked with a handpicked team of experienced makers, artists, coaches and creatives. Our hosts have a wealth of experience to put your group at ease.
Taking care of workers wellbeing is becoming more critical than ever. According to recent research, just under half of the UK workforce surveyed has suffered a decline in their mental health since working from home since Covid-19, whilst BUPA reports its wellbeing advice line has received a 300 per cent increase in calls.
Companies have an important role to play in creating a positive wellbeing culture in the 'next normal', as we see workers perceive an increasing pressure to perform, alongside new working patterns and ways of working.
. Half of workers polled in a recent survey by Robert Walters found 87% of workers who now work remotely felt pressured to be more productive, and show 'digital presence' . Half of the managers surveyed in the report feared employees could be at risk of burnout as a result of the increased pressures felt by teams.
Workers expectation that they need to be 'digitally present' is impacting stress levels of team members and positive wellbeing behaviours at work. 41% of workers in a recent survey admitted to being more likely to work through lunch breaks, 38% are working longer hours and 29% reported feeling more stressed.
The cost of workers being at work but underperforming due to poor wellbeing or mental health is 3.5 times higher than the cost to employers of mental health related absence. Companies can expect an average return of £5 for every £1 spent on investment in mental health according to Deloitte research.
Recent reports have suggested that fostering a sense of wellbeing produced 31% higher productivity in employees and 59% greater loyalty.
Two in three workers in a recent YouGov survey stated they want benefits designed to promote healthy lifestyles. Recent Deloitte research from over 9000 participants globally suggests organisations need to think about designing work for wellbeing, as well as promoting activities which encourage individual's sense contribution and purpose at work
Whilst many companies are rethinking flexibility of working practices and using technology to bring teams together, now is the time for organisations to think creatively about how to incorporate wellbeing into the working day. Less than 40% of respondents in Deloitte's global survey are introducing wellness behaviours in everyday work.
Promoting breaks in the working day, encouraging individuals to take part in talks and events to promote wellbeing activities and right brain engagement is a refreshing but under-utilised alternative for companies to promote wellbeing, as well as team connection and engagement. Just one in three employers responding to a poll by www.employeebenefits.co.uk are setting up virtual team and social activities to support employees mental health, and one in four signposting mental health support and guidance online during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Engaging teams in events and talks to promote worker wellbeing and to learn something new for short bursts in the working day is a key opportunity for companies to consider as we find new ways to create a great employee experience. In a survey about most desired benefits, extracurricular activities such as arts and crafts and bookclubs were found to be the highest favoured by respondents, higher even than having a day off for birthdays, free coffee or flexihours.
Trying new creative activities has been found by clinical researchers to have positive impacts on wellbeing, by helping to reduce stress, creating mindspace and building self esteem and confidence.
Workers with creative hobbies outside of work have also been found by researchers to perform up to 15-30% higher performance at work. Creative activities were found to help people cope with the demands of their job,
Wellbeing benefits were reported regardless of skill level, meaning its the taking part that counts, and engaging in just a single session of a creative activity brings wellbeing benefits, with cumulative effects from regular engagement. A great reason for teams to try something new!