Episode 26 (Special) – Season 2

Published: June 22, 2022

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 "Strategy - setting up your organisation for wellbeing"

Part 1 “Strategy – setting up your organisation for wellbeing

As the Workplace Wellbeing Podcast reached the 50th episode we were finding that we were starting to cover the same subjects over again and we also believe that we have now uncovered all of the key themes that will help you become a guru of wellbeing at work.

So we have decided that this contribution of ours to the knowledge base of Workplace wellbeing is coming to an end and we won’t be making any more episodes. 

However,  we wanted to do something to make the 50 episodes more accessible and usable and pull them together as a single resource.  So here we are, The Workplace wellbeing book, although it’s not a book, it’s a podcast.

We have arranged our book as two podcasts. 

Part 1 is called “Strategy – setting up your organisation for wellbeing” and covers strategic issues that you should consider as part of your wellbeing strategy. 

Part 2 is called “Tactics – implementing a wellbeing strategy”. It contains chapters that cover the key areas of wellbeing such as mental and financial wellbeing but also lots of tips to support implementing a wellbeing strategy. 

Intro: A definition of  Wellbeing.  

This chapter includes clips from the following podcast:

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Chapter 1: Values and Purpose.  A theme that came up time and again in our 50 podcasts was that well-run organisations are happier places to work. Several of our contributors talked about the impact of values and purpose on wellbeing

This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts:

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Chapter 2: Trust-based leadership. leadership come close to the top of the key issues that impact wellbeing, and also that good leaders make for a happy workplace and that unhappy organsiations nearly always have poor leadership as one of the root causes. Within leadership, a key theme emerged from our guests as they consistently identified trust as probably the element of leadership which has the biggest impact on wellbeing. 

This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts:

Chapter 3:  Discovery and establishing a wellbeing Strategy. Two themes that emerged over the course of our podcast on strategy – they were:

  • companies didn’t have a strategy they had free fruit and yoga 
  • a need to do some investigation work during a discovery phase before you settled on a strategy. 

Several of our guests discussed the steps needed to establish a strategy which always started with asking colleagues their point of view and finding out what the wellbeing issues were. Once you know what the issues were, coming up with strategies to improve them was relatively easy. This was called the discovery phase and often involved surveys and workshops.

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Chapter 4:  Why have a wellbeing strategy –  employer Responsibility and return on investment. It was pretty easy to establish that physical wellbeing is covered by health and safety regulations in most countries around the world. But what about more personal issues such as financial wellbeing, personal fitness and mental wellbeing. What is the responsibility of an employer in these areas?

It probably won’t surprise you to hear, but our guests had a strong view that employers did have a responsibility to act – especially in mental health issues because work is contributing to a lot of the issues that cause mental illness. They also believed that even where the responsibility was not with the employer, helping colleagues solve their financial or mental health issues had a clear return on investment for employers as well as being morally the right thing to do.

This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts:

Chapter 5: Management System and Process. If you really want to make a success of your strategy, some sort of management system to define and measure success and encourage continuous improvement is a good idea.

This chapter discusses ISO 45003 which is the first global management standard covering psychological health and safety in the workplace and some simpler alternatives.

This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts:

“The Workplace Wellbeing Podcast is supported by The Worktech Group, which owns, SHopWorksFastPAYE and Solvedby.ai” 

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