Are you and your managers struggling with additional stress brought on by the pandemic? This article will outline some simple wellbeing trainings so that you can find the best fit for your wellbeing solutions and create the return on investment that suits your business. Outlining wellbeing solutions that will fit your organisational L&D budget, time constraints as well as enhancing team productivity and interpersonal skills to get to the desired solution quicker.
With the increasing demands on your managers time, finding the right wellbeing training is often difficult. Navigating the multitude of wellbeing and resilience training offerings available can be overwhelming, contradictory and often confusing, for time-poor L&D and HR leaders.
Why do you and your team need wellbeing training?
Often organisations request wellbeing training as a reaction to either a pulse survey, or as a response from an employee, feedback on a wider perspective, or simply a ‘great thing’ to do for your employees.
Recognising there is a need for wellbeing training is the first step, but why is it essential for all organisations to put together a wellbeing programme that includes resilience?
If you’d like to find out more about how Resilience Training and how it compliments wellbeing programme to the next level then you may be interested in this article How organisations can use resilience to bounce back from workplace stress
Why does your organisation need wellbeing training?
There is an increasing awareness within companies that the workforce is no longer simply looking for a ‘paycheck’ at the end of the month, they are looking for purpose and meaning in their working lives.
Staying well is where wellbeing training is effective and benefits both the individual employee as well as the long term successful future of the organisation.
Mental wellbeing looks after the physical, emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual of the individual and creates a happier, healthier workplace. A wellbeing training can cover aspects of employees personal life that affects their work-life.
For example, two pieces of training I offered include ways to improve your sleep hygiene for better work performance or nutrition to will improve mental clarity and focus.
What is presenteeism and how does it effect an organisation?
What is presenteeism and how can it be avoided?
Presenteeism is turning up for work, but not really being present. Presenteeism is zoning out at work or not fully performing whilst at work. This has been created during the pandemic by work overload and it affects an employee’s ability to focus, be productive and combat stress. If you would like to read more about this particular issue and find out how to work towards a solution this article will be of interest click here: How organisations can help stop zoning out at work
What is the quickest way to find a wellbeing solution for your organisation?
Jumping on a quick call and outlining the scope of any organisational issue, will often mean a quicker more direct solution to the problem and issues raised within your organisation. As a wellbeing and resilience trainer, I have the resources and experience to quickly understand organisational issues around absenteeism, presenteeism and lack of engagement. Effective and efficient, moving forward in a direction that will work best for you and your business.
Book an initial call at a time that suits you click here to book Adele Stickland we will work together to find out if we are a good fit, I can assess the issue and then we can schedule a deeper call to dig deep and put together a programme that gets your business the best solution.
Why does your team need wellbeing training?
Wellbeing training is either an individual piece of work that can highlight an issue that has occurred at work. For example, your HR team are noticing that employees are using more risky coping mechanisms in a way to reduce their workload stress which is affecting team collaboration. Comments have been noted that colleagues have being unsupportive, giving short, abrupt answers, bad-tempered responses or mismanaging teams concerns and wellbeing.
Or perhaps the sales and financial departments are noticing an increase in sick leave and absenteeism.
Another trend that is emerging is that whilst key performers are hitting their KPIs but their teams are finding it hard to keep up. The senior leadership team is recognising that this level of work whilst may feel desirable in the short term is unsustainable in the longer term.
Noticing more avoidable mistakes being made, deadlines missed, client or colleague friction which reflects a level of presenteeism in otherwise key performers.
Other symptoms and reasons HR, L&D and business owners reach out can be varied and personal to your organisation.
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What is Wellbeing Training?
Wellbeing training can be a one-off piece of work that solves a particular issue or a layered approach that is in front of the curve and is proactive, which is the formulation of an annual wellbeing programme.
In terms of the first option, the one-off piece of work, there are two ways to approach a of piece of training:
The first is to offer wellbeing training that is bespoke and solves a particular problem that your organisation has noticed either through observation or employee feedback.
Off the shelf training
Alternatively, wellbeing training can be an ‘off the shelf’ solution that has been created to solve an overall problem that the entire industry is facing.
For example ‘reducing presenteeism’ is a particularly relevant training at the moment as companies face the uncertainty of hybrid working.
If you are looking to reduce the disruptive effect of presenteeism then this article will be of interest click here: How organisations can help stop zoning out at work
“What a breath of fresh air you are Adele. So knowledgeable and passionate about wellbeing, personal growth and helping people to find ways to be their best selves. The sessions you ran for The Openwork Partnership were so effective. Rave reviews and attendance levels from colleagues. I really appreciated the effort you put in to understand our business so the content was as relevant as it could possibly be. It felt like we had worked with you for much longer.”Karen King Head of Talent and Development at Openwork Partnership
What is wellbeing programme?
Whilst a one of wellbeing training can solve a particular issue a wellbeing programme is a longer catalogue of work which is looking to prevent any future issues occurring.
A wellbeing programme is a proactive approach to wellbeing issues. Training is created to raise awareness of employees behaviour before it becomes an issue.
Wellbeing programmes can be annual, with a particular focus on an element of mental health each month. For instance, the construction industry has primary wellbeing focuses on reducing the stigma on mental ill-health and taking action to reduce the suicide rates since that industry has the largest suicide rates in the UK.
Other sectors focus on anxiety and managing ruminating thoughts, that distract employees from their work.
How does wellbeing training help organisations?
For time-poor professionals making life simple means using wellbeing training as a one-off training that will raise awareness of issues in the workplace. The issue that has been raised through pulse surveys, employee feedback or recognition from a wider perspective that wellbeing needs to be addressed. Addressing these issues in a responsive and timely manner will ensure employee engagement.
Over time a wellbeing programme can be introduced that is a structured approach with a monthly focus designed and planned around employee feedback so that the solution is effective, relevant and is a better ROI for the organisation in terms of budget, time and mental headspace.
I have outlined below a number of wellbeing training titles that have been popular over the last few years at the end of this article.
“Adele brings enthusiasm, energy, great knowledge and experience to her work. It’s so good to hear from someone as passionate about how we can all manage and improve our mental agility and resilience, so as to lead healthier and more fulfilled lives, both at work and at home.”Phil Casey Managing Principal Business Development at Punter Southall Aspire
What are the types of wellbeing training that I offer?
There is a huge range of simple and highly effective wellbeing training that raises awareness within an organisation that can be easily slotted into your existing wellbeing programmes or to create a strong basis for an emerging wellbeing programme.
These workshops can be used as a one-off training as part of an existing programme or can be used as a reference focal point for several pieces of training as part of an overall, annual wellbeing programme.
On occasions, organisations begin to work with me by using one of these ‘off the shelf training to find out if I understand your organisation needs before moving on to deeper more involved resilience training.
Examples of Professional Skills Trainings:
- Mental Resilience for improved productivity
- Nutrition to avoid burnout and increase performance and productivity
- 6 ways to improve your sleep hygiene for better work performance
- Positivity as a growth mindset for increased resilience
- Resilience training for life and work: Increasing vitality and productivity using 7 resilience pillars
- Happiness workshop – why it is so important at work and how it can change your life
- Work-Life Integration Training
- Stress Management Training: Mental Health Agility through Covid Changes
- Awareness of stress triggers at work and at home and how to change your response
- How to avoid negative coping mechanisms
- Better behavioural skills for your mental wellbeing
- Time and Energy Management for high performance
- Relaxation, meditation and mindfulness: Take a break take a breath
- How to create a resilient wellbeing habit
- Movement including biomechanics and postural awareness
- Mental wellbeing: Neuroplasticity – the ability for the brain to learn, grow and change through diversity and create greater resilience
- How to avoid dementors and improve your mental resilience
“Adele’s subjects were surprisingly enlightening, well researched and infectious (in a good way). Take-always for me were; the energy someone radiates has an effect on all who we interact with. Positivity and negativity are spirals in opposing directions. I would not want to spoil some of the subject matter here. It has certainly made me check my thoughts for future communications in person and in writing. Adele’s session has been very valuable and well-timed during COVID lockdown, working from home. Her messages are universal and transcend this”Lee Jennings Pension Planning at Openworks
To move this forward, the next step is to book a call with me, Adele Stickland and together we can discover what stage your organisation is currently at, and how you can best implement the most proactive strategy that will serve your employees.