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9 Common Wellbeing Myths

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Wellbeing Myth 1. You can’t define wellbeing The first of our wellbeing myths is about definition. Defining wellbeing is much the same as trying to define and characterise life.  There is no unequivocal definition. However if we don’t define wellbeing how will we know what to do to improve it? At Improveon we have defined and […]

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Stress Management

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Understand what stress is There are many different definitions of stress. Some believe there is both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ stress while others prefer to see stress as only bad. They prefer to describe so called ‘good’ stress as pressure. This is important as the latest research has shown that the way you think about stress […]

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Wellbeing eats culture and strategy for breakfast

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Wellbeing eats culture for breakfast Peter Drucker famously said ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’. Dis-engaged, stressed and confused employees will not deliver your strategy to its full potential. The success of your plan is inextricably linked to how people deliver it. To find out more about why wellbeing eats culture for breakfast read on…  

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The simple 7 step plan for a winning workplace wellbeing strategy

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Step 1: Establishing a definition and vision for your workplace wellbeing strategy If you don’t know where you’re going how will you know when you get there?   To develop something effectively it helps to understand and agree what it is you’re trying to achieve. This brings us to defining what wellbeing is. What do you […]

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Common wellbeing mistakes holding us back

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Are any of these common wellbeing mistakes holding you back? Whether approaching this as an individual, team or organisation people are increasingly seeing the benefits of greater wellbeing. Purpose, focus, resilience, confidence, strong relationships and good health all make for better performance. However there is less agreement on how wellbeing is defined and this is […]

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Defining workplace wellbeing. Why you don’t want to miss this important step.

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Developing a great strategy all starts with defining workplace wellbeing. At Improveon we define wellbeing as: the longer term state where people can be at their best for themselves, others and the world around them.   Wellbeing involves moments of happiness and the skills to overcome adversity. Breaking this definition down ‘Longer term’ recognises that […]

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7 reasons why the best leaders will increasingly focus on wellbeing.

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The best leaders focus on wellbeing because it is our ultimate motivation. . If you think about why you do what you do you’ll come back to wellbeing. Whilst debate continues about the exact definition of wellbeing a growing body of research is enabling us to understand its dimensions and characteristics better than ever. A […]

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How to plan your personal wellbeing

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Personal wellbeing is something nearly everyone wants more of. Personal wellbeing is the state where you feel most at ease and can be at your best. Many people use happiness interchangeably with wellbeing although the latter is a broader definition and is a state associated with longer term ‘happiness’. Scientific research over the last few decades has […]

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Absorbing the National Living Wage costs

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Additional National Living Wage Costs Now the National Living Wage means that those working aged 25 or over are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour how will your business absorb these additional National Living Wage costs? Focus on improving wellbeing in your business I believe that by far the biggest impact, for both the shorter and longer […]

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5 steps to becoming a high performing team

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Become a TeamCANBE high performing team. The focus on improving performance at work is often directed at individuals. But how often do we focus on team performance?  I’d argue that the latter is much more important as a key driver of organisational success. So what constitutes a high performing team? The TeamCANBE model pictured above provides a good […]

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