We recently attended an All in. Leeds. breakfast event in Leeds, Jennifer Potter from Oasis Human Relations spoke all about creating a great place to work, a topic that is very close to our hearts at connective3.
Following the event, we wanted to share our key takeaways from the talk. Jennifer spoke about the importance of building strong, open and informed relationships in the workplace to encourage resilience and wellbeing for employees. Through taking the humanistic approach and adopting whole person learning you will be able to encourage happiness and responsibility at work.
The Quality of Life @ Work study discovered employees have four predictable core needs at work; physically to rest and renew, emotionally to feel cared and valued, mentally to be empowered, to set boundaries and focus in an absorbed way, and spiritually to find a sense of meaning and purpose in their work. In order to support the whole person at work it is important to encourage the following factors:
Improving physical energy
Improving emotional energy
Improving mental energy
Improving spiritual energy
Improving creative energy
I have taken on the role as a wellness ambassador at connective3 to encourage and implement all the above energies back at the office. We’ve already made our first steps and have started Wellness Wednesday, which we kicked off this week with a group meditation session. As the first of our events team felt that this encouraged a positive and chilled environment in the office afterwards it’s something we plan on doing more of in the future!