Well-being in the Workplace

A key consideration of Woldon as a company is to continuously focus on our employee’s well-being. The last 12 months have presented the challenge of creating a “new normal”, balancing home life demands alongside your daily work commitments. Throughout this time, we found the importance of supporting our team in new ways, to help manage some of the potential triggers that can negatively impact our mental health.

Make Mindfulness and Exercise a Priority

Meditation is a great way to relieve stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. Studies show that daily practice has the potential to decrease anxiety, boost resilience and improve performance under stress. Similarly, regular exercise helps the brain by improving blood flow, enhancing memory, and producing endorphins that improve sleep and reduce stress. Remote yoga classes, mindfulness workshops and group running clubs are all ways in which we help to create a positive workspace.

Create a supportive working environment

Our employees are the most valuable assets to our company, and we focus on developing tools to create a balanced and healthy work environment. Whether it is providing time and space for meditation, or leading with encouragement, we find that mindfully creating a supportive environment, reduces stress and boosts overall productivity. Our HR team work to proactively support the well-being of our team and respond to the difficulties we may face through the current events.

Socially connect

We work to provide a community driven culture at Woldon. Whilst the pandemic has proven that for most practices employees can work effectively from home, research suggests that this new normal may have a detrimental impact on our well-being. To help promote a healthy working environment, it is important to maintain the community aspect of work. Online socials and weekly team meetings that provide an opportunity to connect can help to reassure people during this difficult time and importantly remind us that we are a team with shared goals.

A Well-being day

We organised a well-being day for the Woldon office, giving employees an opportunity to turn off their computers and focus on themselves to boost their wellness.

Each Woldon employee received a wellness box supported by Mind Charity to help switch off and take time to unwind.  A private online yoga class was organised to help calm the mind, whilst keeping active. Finally, we arranged for everyone to receive a subscription to the Headspace app, which provides access to mindfulness and meditation exercises. The day proved to be a huge success and is just one example of how we can take care of employees’ health and implement a well-being agenda. We look forward to continuing to grow as a practice with well-being at the forefront and to navigate through the challenges the world faces together.