DEVELOPING PEOPLE, GROWING BUSINESS

Workplace wellbeing

A PEOPLE CENTRED APPROACH TO BUSINESS

 

Behind every business, service and product are people. A people centred approach to business knows the greatest and most valuable asset of any organisation are the people involved. If a business wants to truly succeed and grow, it values and invests in developing people. 

The health of the people within any business determines not only the volume of work that is produced but also the quality. Yoga and body awareness education supports your teams health and wellbeing, It represents the H in Work Health and Safety, and in turn the health and growth of your business.

Staff wellbeing programs, classes and workshops (face to face or online) focus on posture, body awareness, breath and staying focused and on task. Practical activities and tips are shared in a light-hearted way to reduce stress, build vitality, develop team harmony and inspire long term change. It's no quick fix, instead it is a simple and cost effective way to support your teams health and wellbeing. Your team will learn body care techniques that can be easily integrated during their day. We focus on steady, sustainable development.

"47% of the time workers are mentally off-task"

Killingsworth (2010)  A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind

BENEFITS FOR YOUR TEAM


  • It is suitable for all body types and abilities. No flexibility is required.
  • Supports posture, body awareness and body care
  • Improved worker engagement
  • Improved physical and mental wellbeing
  • Improved levels of energy, focus and concentration
  • Helps your team reduce stress, poor mental health, tension and fatigue - all precursors to mistakes, incidents and accidents
  • Decreased likelihood to suffer manual handling injuries or strains
  • Improved health behaviours of workers
  • Improved team cohesiveness and harmony
  • Indirect cost savings (job satisfaction, skills retention, productivity)
  • Your team learn simple techniques that support them during the day
  • It is suitable for all industries and types of work




RISING COSTS OF POOR STAFF HEALTH & WELLBEING


A number of Australian and international research studies show work health and wellbeing is closely linked to productivity, risk of injury, business costs and return to work. Below are some of the results of these studies.

Presenteeism: At work but not fully there. Working when ill or unwell, physically, emotionally and/or mentally. Affects both the quantity (people working slowly or having to repeat tasks due to errors) and quality of work.

Absenteeism: Absent from work.

  • In 2014, the annual cost of absenteeism to the Australian economy was $44 billion and the estimated cost of presenteeism was $35 billion. (1)
  • The four main causes of presenteeism are unhealthy lifestyles, workers with illnesses going to work, allergies and asthma, poor work-life balance and high levels of work related stress. (1)
  • Half of the loss in workplace productivity is due to chronic conditions such as headaches, neck/back pain and hay fever, and half is related to chronic diseases such as arthritis, cardiovasciular disease (e.g. heart attacks and stroke), cancer (e.g. breast and colon cancer) and diabetes. (1)
  • Chronic disease is the prime cause of lost work time. These risks relate to diet, inactivity, stress and sleep. (1)
  • Mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $10.9 billion each year. This consists of $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in workers compensation claims. (1)
  • $15 billion per year: Cost of stress-related illness to the Australian economy (2)
  • The direct and indirect financial cost in Australia of obesity alone (not including those who are considered overweight) was estimated at $37.7 billion in 2008-2009, with $6.4 billion being attributed to loss in workplace productivity. (1)

Sources:

(1) Australian Institute of Health & Wellfare (2014)

(2) Australian Psychological Society (2014)





WORK HEALTH & SAFETY CLASSES/PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

Classes and workshops are held in your office or workplace – anywhere in the Northern NSW area or Online. For face to face bookings in other locations please enquire.

 

We cater for small and large groups which could form part of your Staff Training & Development days. Your presenter is highly experienced to support your staff to unwind and relax, but understands that once finished, your team needs to get back to their work.

 

Class prices vary depending on the number of participants, duration and regularity.

                   Download this post program report to see what participants have said.

It's very relaxing and allows us to witness

the effects of stress on the body. 

Everything was less tense in the office.

Great for workplaces with limited space. All that is needed is a space with chairs. Classes develop posture and focus. Suitable for all.

TIME: 20, 30 or 45 minutes

SITTING YOGA

These classes require a larger space so that your team can lay down to participate. Classes are deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.

TIME: 30, 45 or 60 minutes

ESOTERIC YOGA

Helps circulation, breathing and posture and reduces tension. Classes are tailored for each group and their physical abilities.

TIME: 30, 45 or 60 minutes

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