By Marianne Hewlett, Senior Vice President at Atos
Top tips to thrive in the new world of work.
Employees everywhere have operated remotely for more than one year, ever since Covid-19 restrictions were established. Kudos for everyone to keep businesses and organizations running and productivity up! However, while business efficiency improved, wellbeing is suffering. According to the latest research by KPMG a staggering 94% of workers are stressed: 78% believe the coronavirus pandemic has severely affected their mental health; 40% are making more flawed decisions, and 90% conclude that newfound work-related stress affects their home lives.
Wellbeing as a driver for sustainable success
The importance of putting wellbeing on the business agenda is crucial to ensure successful business operations now and in the future. The benefits of taking care of employees and creating a great place to thrive instead of grind, will outweigh the cost of doing so. Research suggests companies who put wellbeing at the heart of their business strategy improve employee loyalty, retain and attract top talent, increase collaboration and productivity and drive innovation more successfully.
While many organizations were already experimenting with wellness programs and other initiatives, there is now a clear move toward a more holistic wellbeing approach that fosters human connection and caring.
It is not just a task of the employer to ensure mental and physical wellbeing of their employees. You can take charge of your personal wellbeing as well to thrive both personally and at work. Here are a few tips on how to keep energy levels up and build resilience to manage stress and embrace change:
Marianne Hewlett is a Senior Vice President at Atos and a seasoned marketeer and communications expert. Passionate about connecting people, technology and business, she is a member of the Atos Scientific Community where she explores the Future of Work and the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society. She is a strong ambassador for diversity and inclusivity – and particularly encourages female talent to pursue a career in IT – as she believes a diverse and happy workforce is a key driver for business success. As an ambassador for the company’s global transformation program Wellbeing@work, she explores new technologies and ways of working that address the needs of current and future generations of employees. A storyteller at heart, she writes about the human side of business and technology and posts include insights into the future of work, the science of happiness, and how wellbeing and diversity can drive success.