This week: How happiness at work translates into broader well-being, and what the digital frontier looks like 25 years after the commercial internet began. Plus, Rima Assi, a senior partner in Abu Dhabi, on the importance of empowering women.
A third of your life is spent at work, but what determines your workplace well-being? That’s the question that Dr. Martin Boult, Senior Director Professional Services & International Training, The Myers-Briggs Company, asked before starting a three-year international study on workplace well-being.
The world’s biggest workforce study reveals a new way to think about emotional wellbeing, says Jennifer Gardner. Is stress a concern for your organisation? As one of the world’s largest employers, it certainly is for the NHS. Without staff, the NHS could not deliver any patient care – so it is crucial we prioritise the wellbeing of our staff and that this becomes central to our daily work.
This IES research looks to enhance workplace practice surrounding obesity - a condition that many believe has reached epidemic proportion and is of global concern. Rates of overweight and obesity are still rising at an alarming rate. In the UK almost 7 out of 10 men and 6 out of 10 women are affected by the condition. There is still the common perception that obesity is caused simply by an increased calorific intake and decreased physical activity, but research indicates the causes of obesity are multi-factorial and complex, including socio-economic factors.