Here’s Your Festive Advent of Wellbeing Activities

Posted on : December 2, 2019

Christmas is just round the corner and what with festive fun and Christmas chaos, self-care can lose its place on your priority list. So you don't forget your (s)elf care, we've put together an Advent of Wellbeing Activities for you so that you can make sure your must-have this Christmas is to be rested and ready for the celebrations. Please feel free to share this with your colleagues and spread the festive cheer! From all of the team at RESILIENT PEOPLE  

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Wellbeing – What’s the Return on Investment?

Posted on : July 14, 2016

When talking to people about wellbeing strategies this is a question that comes up from time to time. It’s still common for those charged with researching or implementing a wellbeing strategy to believe that return on investment should be the core driver. It’s also the belief that causes so many wellbeing and training programmes to struggle or fail completely. If a strategy is designed with the primary focus of reducing costs then staff will likely see this and assume negative motives lie behind the wellbeing movement. In these circumstances the well intentioned, hard work can backfire and reduce staff engagement levels. After all, nobody wants to feel like the ‘lucky’ turkey receiving extra portions of food in the run up to Christmas! So what makes a better focus for a wellbeing strategy other than return on investment? Well an organisation or company could start by looking at their own values and mission. These tend to be positive and forward looking such as: ‘providing customers with uniquely creative solutions to their biggest problems’. For a company with such a mission would it not be better to build a wellbeing strategy which in one part helps employees to be more creative in...

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A Guide to Workplace Bullying

Posted on : June 10, 2016

Workplace bullying is still a large problem for many workplaces in the UK; a situation that is slow to  how change owing to a great deal of misunderstanding about what constitutes as workplace bullying and to deal with it when it is identified. When we refer to bullying many of us immediately imagine the hard-nosed playground thug who flushes the heads of smaller children down the toilet and steals their lunch money. The reality of workplace bullying is much different. The workplace bully tends to use coercive force to ensure compliance and works to strip their target of power and interfere with their responsibility. How an organisation deals with bullying will have a massive impact on the general workforce. Inaction will encourage the bully to continue their behaviour; it will leave the target feeling undervalued and send a message to the rest of the workforce that bullying is acceptable. Inaction will also leave an organisation wide open to legal claims made by victims of bullying. What is workplace bullying? The power sharing dynamic in any workplace is often strained and greased with compromise; it is the reason why effective communication is so important. Sometimes, however, certain individuals, for whatever reason,...

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