Effective team communication plays a pivotal role in fostering a harmonious and productive work environment. Practising conscious communication in the workplace not only promotes efficient communication in teams, it also encourages introspective behaviours in team members.
Wellbeing in the Workplace
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Finding ways to increase focus and concentration is essential for achieving peak performance and maximising productivity. Focus time, (which refers to the uninterrupted stretches of your day dedicated to completing your most important tasks), is one of the seven essential daily mental activities that are crucial for building neural networks and enhancing cognitive abilities.
The world is moving fast and sometimes it feels like if you don’t move fast with it, you will get left behind. We see big brands producing breakfast drinks and nutritional smoothies to replace actual meals, so that we can use the time we saved not eating properly to do something more important, like work.
The Journey That Led Me to Workplace Wellbeing Consultancy and Why I Built Dharma Centre for Wellbeing
I was born in a beautiful country where rugged terrain stretches from the Pacific coast to the towering peaks of the Andes. I didn’t live in the jungle or near Machu Picchu; I was actually raised in Lima, where I attended a British school with nearly all of my teachers being either Scots, Welsh or English. This early experience introduced me to the endearing peculiarities of British culture that I have come to admire, embrace and be a part of.
In the current climate, employees must navigate a variety of internal (company-based) and external (outside of company control) circumstances that require them to have some level of emotional resilience. Employees with high emotional resilience will continue to do well even when faced with internal factors affecting their approach to and performance at work, such as company setbacks, failure, tight deadlines and periods of long working hours. These same employees will likely fare better when external factors threaten to impact their general wellbeing, such as in moments of national economic uncertainty, or during global health crises (like the Cost-of-Living Crisis and COVID-19).
Despite UK health and safety laws, cases of work-related stress, anxiety and depression are on the rise (31% increase in cases from 2019 to 2022), which leaves us wondering: how much do business leaders actually know about their obligation to implement a work-related psychological health and safety policy?