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IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there   Business vs staff wellbeing More than six in ten (62%) of managers say they put their company’s interests above staff wellbeing, with some saying they do so every day, according to a report from Business in the Community (BITC) with Mercer Marsh Benefits. The report, Mental Health at Work 2019 – Time to Take Ownership, highlights that most employers do not acknowledge or deal with the adverse impact work has on employees’ mental health. Two […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 3 JULY, LONDON: NHS TRUST SCHEME EMPOWERS PHARMACY TRAINEES

By Adina Tarry Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) NHS Trust has introduced a coaching initiative to lift morale, support staff wellbeing and improve performance. The initiative consists of an initial one-to-one coaching programme for pharmacy trainees, then a four-week inter-professional pilot programme. Prior to the introduction of the initiative, pharmacy trainees had no access to regular coaching or mentoring, were disengaged, lacked resilience and weren’t empowered to support their own learning and development, delegates heard. Trainees’ overall mood, engagement and effectiveness had not been as high as hoped for, said internal coaches, Nicola Arnold, associate director for learning & organisational […]

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THE GRID™ UNLOCKED

Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier shares how organisational coaches and their clients are using her Grid™ work-life balance and productivity tool to achieve results in balance with life   Working hard and being well-known in the field of performance coaching across the world, I am no stranger to high-intensity work that can result in burnout. On the flip side, as Daniel Kahneman, research psychologist and author of Thinking Fast and Slow, shows through thinking errors and habitual behaviours, even the most efficient people can get caught up in bad decisions. As a trained neuroscientist and coach, I invented the Grid™ to help […]

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RESEARCH MATTERS: EMPLOYEE RESILIENCE – THE VALUE OF COACHING

It’s official: coaching can enhance resilience, which in turn is linked to greater wellbeing. Carmelina Lawton Smith explores the research   As we approach what may become one of the most turbulent periods for UK organisations, many are looking to build the emotional resilience of their workforce. Resilience has been a hot topic over recent years partly because higher resilience is often linked to greater levels of wellbeing. Personal resilience has been described as the capacity to maintain or recover high levels of wellbeing in the face of life adversity. Much advice and information has been offered from organisations such […]

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WELLBEING INITIATIVES ARE GROWING

The proportion of organisations investing in workplace wellbeing initiatives generally has risen from 36% to 42%, according to a survey by Aon Employee Benefits. With good reason: 68% of employers highlighted stress and mental health-related illnesses within their workforce, compared to 55% last year. Aon’s Benefits and Trends Survey 2018 also reveals the proportion of employers offering health and wellbeing apps to staff has increasing from 21% to 48% this year.

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