The Power of Blue Zones in Business

In a world where business success is often measured by financial gains and market dominance, the concept of applying “Blue Zones” to a business can offer a refreshing perspective and benefits. Coined by Dan Buettner, Blue Zones are regions around the world where people live longer, healthier lives, often surpassing the global average by significant margins.

How to Navigate Stress for High Business Performance

In 2023, the UK witnessed its highest sick leave rates in a decade (1). Seventy-six percent of professionals report experiencing moderate to high stress levels, marking a 13% increase from 2022 (2). Deloitte estimates the annual cost of poor mental health among employees to be between £42 billion and £45 billion. Presenteeism alone imposes a yearly cost of up to £29 billion on UK employers and now has more impact than physical absence on businesses’ bottom line (3).

The Paradox of Imposter Syndrome

As humans, we experience up to 60’000 thoughts per day. that is according to Dr. Fred Luskin at Stanford University (1). These thoughts vary from the mundane to the intrusive and the outright ‘negative’.

Nutrition in the New Year

Many New Year’s resolutions are made each year all with the right intentions yet fall by the wayside come early February. Research suggests that while approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% of them achieve them.

Whose Responsibility is Wellbeing Anyway?

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Whose Responsibility is Wellbeing Anyway? There is growing noise – in the workplace, the media, in online communities and even the European Parliament- around where the responsibility for wellbeing lies. And this debate should also factor in the responsibility at team level in organisations. So how do we go about unpicking where individual responsibility lies […]

Presenteeism vs. Absenteeism in the Workplace: Unraveling the Hidden Impact

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Presenteeism vs. Absenteeism in the Workplace: Unraveling the Hidden Impact In today’s ever-evolving corporate landscape, the well-being and productivity of employees have become paramount concerns for organisations. Two major challenges that often plague workplaces are presenteeism and absenteeism, both impacting an individual’s health and business performance, making it essential to address these issues for a […]

Flexibility at Work

Flexibility at Work It’s important to recognise that everyone is unique and has different needs. A skilled dietician, personal trainer, or therapist wouldn’t give the same exact advice or programme to two different individuals. Similarly, we can’t expect everyone to thrive in the same work environment. It’s essential to tailor working conditions to each individual’s […]

How to Manage Grief Effectively at Work

How to Manage Grief Effectively at Work Companies need a better approach to grief. In recent years, people are turning to their jobs to fulfil not only their financial needs but also their spiritual and social needs. As traditional support systems like extended family, religion, and government have become less influential to many, the workplace […]

Holistic Wellbeing for a High Performing Company

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Holistic Wellbeing for a High Performing Company In today’s fast-paced modern world, the concept of wellbeing has transcended far beyond mere physical health. Holistic wellbeing, which encompasses emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual factors, has emerged as a cornerstone of a fulfilling life. As this understanding deepens, its significance within the workplace has also gained […]