Professor Kevin Daniels shares evidence based insights from the University of East Anglia and RAND on how organisations can continue to promote employee wellbeing even in the most trying of circumstances.
When the COVID-19 crisis hit, researchers at the University of East Anglia and RAND had just started interviewing staff members from businesses about wellbeing and productivity, as part of an ongoing research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. They were uniquely placed to see how wellbeing considerations were either foregrounded or relegated as the crisis unfolded. The team have distilled their insight from this period into a visual guide to how some organisations successfully continued to promote wellbeing – even in the face of challenging physical and financial conditions.
Three principles emerged and are explained in the guide:
- dynamically balancing consistency and flexibility
- providing combined resources for wellbeing
- and ensuring people within the organisation actively promote and know about those resources.
You can access the full visual guide and downloadable infographic here: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/resources/adopting-joint-productive-and-healthy-workplace-practices-what-impacts-success/
A blog post on this content is also available here: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/blog/what-do-employee-wellbeing-and-productivity-look-like-in-a-crisis/