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Organisational Obstacles And The Impact On Well-Being Initiatives

How do you feel at the end of the working week?

If your answer resonates with feelings of exhaustion, stress, or overwhelm, you’re not alone. 

According to a recent report by Deloitte, “Workplace well-being is in decline”, with a staggering number of employees reporting feelings of fatigue, stress, and other negative emotions. – Source https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/06/workplace-well-being-declining-health/

The statistics from this report speak volumes. Around half of employees often feel exhausted or stressed, while others experience feelings of loneliness, depression, and anger. 

Despite strong motivation to improve their well-being, many employees find themselves struggling to make progress, with work taking an increasing toll on their physical and mental health.

Here’s where a better understanding of human factors can make all the difference. The research shows that creating healthier workplaces not only benefits employees but also yields significant business advantages. By empowering managers to support workforce well-being, holding executives accountable, and embracing a wider movement towards human sustainability, organisations can unlock a host of benefits, from improved employee retention to enhanced talent attraction.

However the report also recognises that “organisational obstacles” often stand in the way of these intentions being implemented. 

“The research also suggests a startling disconnect between employees and leadership. The report finds that around 80% of C-suite executives believe the well-being of their employees has improved in the last year, against every metric in the survey.” 

Heavy workloads and a lack of training in managing health and well-being are just a few of the challenges faced by managers. 

There is hope. If we see greater transparency and public reporting of workplace health metrics, organisations can bolster accountability and create a culture of well-being that resonates with employees and prospective talent alike.

At Inspired Ergonomics, we understand the importance that many of you are trying to place on prioritising employee well-being and overcoming organisational obstacles. Through our expertise in human factors and ergonomics, we help businesses create healthier, more sustainable workplaces where employees can thrive.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can support your journey towards a happier, healthier workplace. 

Nichola Adams

Founder of Inspired Ergonomics

Nichola Adams, MSc Health Ergonomics, Tech CIEHF, ACPOHE Reg Member, is the Founder of Inspired Ergonomics.

Nichola is a specialist in back pain disorders in the workplace. Inspired Ergonomics regularly provides consultancy services to leading UK and International companies on how to reduce and prevent back pain in the workplace as well as working with rehabilitation companies.

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