Let’s dive into a topic close to our hearts, one that resonates deeply with our mission to promote mental well-being – International Week of Happiness at Work.
Did you know that happier employees are not only more productive but also tend to stay with their organisations longer? According to a study by the University of Warwick, happy employees are 12% more productive, while a report from Gallup found that engaged employees are 59% less likely to seek out a new job. These statistics highlight the incredible impact happiness at work can have on both a person and their organisation.
Personal Reflection: Why Happiness at Work Matters
Before we delve deeper into the significance of International Week of Happiness at Work, I’d like to share a personal reflection. As the Clinical Lead at InsideOut, my journey in this role has led to a profound realisation – the importance of mental health at the workplace. I’ve seen firsthand how a positive work environment can empower people, boost their confidence, and elevate their overall well-being. InsideOut was born out of the desire to bring these transformative experiences to as many people as possible.
What is International Week of Happiness at Work?
International Week of Happiness at Work, celebrated from September 25th to 29th, is a global initiative dedicated to promoting happiness and well-being in the workplace. It’s a reminder that work doesn’t have to be a source of stress and dissatisfaction. It can be a place where employees flourish, grow, and find joy.
Why Does Happiness at Work Matter?
- Happy employees are more productive and tend to be more creative. They are more likely to collaborate, come up with innovative solutions, and contribute to a positive work culture.
- Organisations that prioritise employee happiness are more likely to attract and retain top talent. Happy employees are also great brand ambassadors, helping to attract like-minded individuals to your company.
- A happy work environment supports better mental health. When employees feel valued and content, they are less likely to experience stress, anxiety, or burnout.
- Happiness at work doesn’t stay confined to the office. It has a ripple effect on a person’s overall well-being, leading to more fulfilled lives.
How InsideOut Supports Happiness at Work
At InsideOut, we understand that mental well-being is a cornerstone of happiness at work. That’s why our virtual mental health platform offers a range of resources to support employees and organisations in fostering a positive work environment:
- Individual Therapy and Coaching: Access to licensed therapists who can help employees manage stress, improve work-life balance, and address mental health concerns.
- Mental Health Awareness Sessions: Tailored presentations to enhance emotional intelligence, resilience, and interpersonal skills.
- Leadership Workshops: Empower leaders with the tools and insights to create a culture of well-being within their team.
As we celebrate International Week of Happiness at Work, let’s remember that happiness is not a destination but a journey. It’s about creating a work environment where everyone can thrive and experience a sense of fulfilment.
Thank you for being a part of the InsideOut community. Your well-being is at the heart of everything we do. Together, let’s continue to work towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling workplace.
Author: Dr Adva Segal
Role: Clinical Lead at InsideOut