There are several global corporate wellbeing challenges that organizations face. Is your organisation facing any of this?
1. Workplace stress: Stress is a major contributor to poor mental and physical health, and it is a common problem in many workplaces. Stress can be caused by factors such as long working hours, heavy workloads, tight deadlines, and lack of control over one’s work.
2. Burnout: Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It is a growing concern among employees worldwide and it’s becoming a common problem among professionals who work in high-pressure environments.
3. Poor work-life balance: Many employees struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance, often as a result of long working hours, remote working and constant connectedness to work. This can lead to fatigue, stress, and poor mental and physical health.
4. Employee engagement: Many employees report feeling disengaged and unconnected to their work, which can lead to poor job performance, high turnover, and a lack of motivation.
5. Mental health issues: Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are becoming an increasing concern in the workplace. These conditions can have a significant impact on employee well-being and productivity.
6. Inadequate support: Many organizations lack adequate support for employee well-being, such as employee assistance programs or mental health resources.
7. Physical inactivity: With the rise of remote work, long sitting hours and lack of physical activity have increased and become a concern for employee’s physical health.
8. Lack of diversity and inclusion: A lack of diversity and inclusion in the workplace can lead to feelings of isolation and discrimination, which can negatively impact employee well-being.
9. Lack of purpose and accomplishment: With hybrid working becoming the norm, interactions between colleagues has gone down significantly. That then coupled with a lack of clarity on where their career is actually going gets employees to question the value they add and this then feeds into lack of pride. Asking a person how they feel does not necessarily draw a genuine response and an organisation needs to be mindful of that.
10. Trouble with finances: The world has significantly changed since the Ukraine war started, triggering increase in fuel prices, gas etc., leading to a cost of living crisis. Families that work full time are still reliant on food banks which impacts their morale. Not being mindful of this situation can lead to feelings of rejection and in general well-being.
These are just a few examples of the global corporate wellbeing challenges that organizations face. Addressing these challenges can help improve employee well-being and productivity, and ultimately benefit the organization as a whole.