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Focusing on health and wellbeing at work is not only valuable for individual employees; it also makes good business sense. When employees feel more engaged and supported in the work place this is good news for employers: focusing on employee wellbeing will often greatly improve the quality of work produced, lower absence rates, and generally make work a more fun place to be! In this category you will find research and practical information on how to engage with wellbeing in the work place.

Social Wellbeing - MOOC

Since the financial crisis, there has been an increased interest in moving away from GDP and wealth as measures of national and individual performance. Instead, more explicit attention is being paid to wellbeing around the world, and how it can be promoted at individual, local, national and international levels.

This free online course will help you engage…

Scottish Social Attitudes Survey: Attitudes to Social Networks, Civic Participation & Co-production

This report presents findings from the 2015 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. It explores levels of social capital in Scotland by addressing a number of key questions:

• How connected are people to their local area and to what extent do people belong to social networks?
• Which groups are more likely to feel they belong to…

Happiness Pulse

Happiness has a pulse – Complete this short survey and in just a few minutes you can understand more about your happiness and explore simple ways to grow happiness where you are.

This is part of the Happy City Index - the world’s first city-wide, comprehensive, live measure of happiness and wellbeing. It will revolutionise how cities…

Three Tips for Mindfulness Facilitators at Work

In this video Wendy Quan, a change manager at Pacific Blue Cross, explains how she became a mindfulness facilitator at her workplace and offers tips for others who want to do the same.

A Multidisciplinary Framework for Measuring and Improving Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a dynamic multidisciplinary concept for a better future. We can see wellbeing as a balance point between resources and challenges, autonomy and intensity, as well as support and demand. Any system to measure, understand, or increase wellbeing must contain multidisciplinary theories and findings, incorporate co-responsibility and appreciative inquiry, and include feedback loops that allow for accurate measurement of…

Measuring National Well-being: Our Relationships, 2015

Research has shown that the amount and quality of social connections with people around us are vitally important to an individual’s well-being and should be considered when making any assessment of National Well-being.This article focuses on people’s relationships with both family and friends. However, these relationships do not operate in isolation, and relationships within the wider community and the workplace…

Creating Better Jobs and a Fairer Economy with Worker Cooperatives

Worker cooperatives are a powerful tool for economic and community development. This resource describes their role in creating a more just economy. It provides an overview of the benefits of the cooperative form, with examples of existing cooperatives and quotes from worker-owners. The resource also describes current initiatives to develop cooperatives by nonprofits, as well as government initiatives to spur…

Workplace wellbeing: The contribution of the physical workplace to worker wellbeing

Anyone with responsibility for wellbeing at their workplace could find themselves looking at a wide range of practices from mental health support, the ergonomic setup of desks, employee safety policies or the tax implications of the cycle to work scheme.

In our research, we investigated how employers are using the physical workplace to boost workforce wellbeing. We…

Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is…

Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices. The next chapter for green building

This report presents overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.

The report finds that a range of factors – from air quality and lighting, to views of nature and interior layout – can affect the health, satisfaction and job performance of office workers.

Health, Wellbeing…