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At OpenMind we believe having the right information at the right time is critical to making the best decisions possible. Decisions on wellbeing are no different.
During the first two months of the COVID-19 lockdown OpenMind provided daily complimentary wellbeing sessions. Over 1,900 participants joined us. We had more than 6,000 session registrations and over 1,300 engagements with our wellbeing surveys.
The Stay Connected Report covers insights into Motivations for joining in, Perceptions of wellbeing activities, Appetite for sessions and Impact on Health in the Moment and 5 key wellbeing factors.
Ge insight into the UK wellbeing landscape that led to OpenMind, the CARE model in practice and early stages of the OpenMind evolution.
The Importance of Workplace Wellbeing
Find out why ignoring wellbeing in your workplace costs you money, and more importantly how investing in it adds measurable value.
“The costs to employers of poor mental health in the workplace are substantial. Using conservative assumptions, we estimate a total annual cost to businesses of up £45bn, comprising £7bn in absence costs, £27bn – £29bn in presenteeism costs and £9bn in costs of staff turnover. There are also other indirect costs to employers of poor mental health, such as the adverse impact on creativity, innovation, and other employees.”
“Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data show otherwise. The ROI on comprehensive, well-run employee wellness programs can be as high as 6 to 1.”
Community and social connection are at the core of OpenMind. Our core sessions are delivered live, both virtually and on-site.
Social connection and community are vital to wellbeing and often the missing link in modern workplace wellbeing solutions.
Our vision is to see micro-communities grow within organisations around research backed wellbeing activities. We know activities such as meditation, mindfulness, yoga, singing, creative arts and more have profound impacts on our health and wellbeing. But what we have seen first hand is how impactful it is to practice and participate with others. In a world where we spend on average 40% of our waking hours at work why isn’t community a fundamental part of workplace wellbeing solutions?
Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve collected some research and articles for your reading pleasure.
The Why Behind Live Sessions
“Social connection is strongly correlated to subjective well-being. … Well-being, in turn, has been linked to a host of of psychological benefits. Positive emotions help broaden resources and optimise performance such as intellectual resources (creativity and flexible thinking), social resource (ability to connect with others), physical resources (improved health and coordination), psychological resources (resiliency and optimism…). Positive emotion has also been linked to the state of flow which is the ultimate fusion of mind with one’s work in an inspired, engrossed, focused, and productive way. Moreover, positive emotion and happiness are often a precursor of success, leading to the development of qualities that lead to success.”
Report Excerpt from Correlates of Social Connection Section
Click here to read why Pamela B. Rutledge Ph. D, MBA would argue Maslow was close, but not quite close enough.
“Maslow’s model needs rewiring so it matches our brains. Belongingness is the driving force of human behavior, not a third tier activity. The system of human needs from bottom to top, shelter, safety, sex, leadership, community, competence and trust, are dependent on our ability to connect with others. Belonging to a community provides the sense of security and agency that makes our brains happy and helps keep us safe.”
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Evidence Based Activities
Add text on growing body of research around a wide range of wellbeing activities. Include text on there is no one size fits all and need a variety of activities to grow your micro-communities around.