How does the KAYA wellbeing programme work?
The KAYA wellbeing management programme produces an index and facilitates the development of a personal support plan for individual employees. It originates from PhD research, insights from neurology and psychology and validation from over 1.5 million participants worldwide.
The programme relies on using a metric the KAYA wellbeing index. The index is created by analysing the key elements impacting wellbeing at a preconscious and subconscious level. That insight is then used to overlayed on the PERMA model which then provides a handle on how that perception impacts wellbeing. This insight is then used to create a program to help individuals.
How does the process work?
The video below explains how the process works.
How was the KAYA programme developed?
KAYA means inner purity in Scandinavian and is a state of mind we would like to help people achieve in their professional and personal lives.
KAYA wellbeing management programme has been developed by a team of people who have a genuine interest in the emotional wellbeing of the individual. The team is led by the founding Director of My Wellbeing Index, Dr Ram Raghavan. He has spent the last 15 years evolving the ability to accurately quantify how somebody is feeling and then use that information for help and improvement of their wellbeing.
With a healthy mix of corporate and international business experience across Technical, FMCG and retailing industries, the senior team behind KAYA ensures commercial and human elements have equal consideration.
Members of our team have spent many years working on how the emotional relationship between leaders and their ‘team members’ can affect ‘feeling’ and consequential actions. This ‘Emotional Balance’ between the individual and their Manager is critical for a positive and productive working environment.
It is now recognised that the challenges of wellbeing and mental health in the workplace creates huge human and financial cost. The COVID – 19 pandemic has only exacerbated this position. With the resultant isolation of people serving to underline the need for a KAYA wellbeing management platform.
We have been encouraged to bring KAYA to the business world and are delighted to share it with you.
The Science behind KAYA
Frequently Asked questions -Manager
‘We already carry out a regular pulse survey.’
- Pulse and other similar surveys provide a good overview of the team’s wellbeing, but you will not be able to identify the individuals who are struggling with wellbeing challenges. KAYA focuses on the needs of the individual, quantifying their wellbeing and alerting their Manager to areas of concern
- Specific support plans are produced with the individual as opposed to the more common ‘blanket’ approach of wellbeing programmes.
‘I do not have the time for this because I am too busy.’
- Wellbeing issues are increasing dramatically as many team members are now working in isolation. Productivity is often negatively impacted consequently.
- The KAYA wellbeing programme alerts you to any support required from the Manager for an individual and which areas of wellbeing to focus on.
- It only takes a few minutes to complete the KAYA survey.
- Over 50% of the support plan is completed by your team members, the rest normally taking about 15 minutes of your time.
‘We already have a lot of wellbeing initiatives in place.’
- Most businesses do have excellent wellbeing programmes in place, but they don’t have an indexing system that highlights the needs of the individual. Which in turn enables you to ensure the right support is there for that person.
- KAYA is the alert system that helps to optimise the effectiveness of these initiatives as they are directed at specific needs.
- Can you then demonstrate the ROI of the wellbeing initiative and how it has helped improve that individual’s performance?
Frequently Asked questions -Individual
‘I am not comfortable with my personal data being shared.’
- Understandable with today’s social media activity.
- The benefits of your Manager is made aware of your wellbeing outweigh the concerns of sharing this information.
- Your KAYA index score and data will only be seen by your manager, it is about how you feel about your professional wellbeing, something your Manager should be made aware of.
- Personal index scores and data will not be shared, it will be amalgamated with others when organisation level reports are created.
‘What is the guarantee that I will not get penalised for expressing my concern?’
- The intention is positive, based upon a genuine willingness to support your wellbeing needs to help you maximise your experience within your organisation.
- The fact that such a concern may be raised indicates the requirement for this type of programme.
- The KAYA wellbeing management programme facilitates the conversation between you and your Manager on specific issues that need a supportive intervention.
‘Why should I trust this approach?’
- There has been a huge swing towards understanding how people feel and how their lives can be improved both personally and professionally. KAYA is an extension of this approach.
- Wellbeing is now discussed openly between people and its impact upon the individual is a consideration for all forward-thinking businesses.
- It is an intervention to support you and not isolate you. We have worked with a lot of organisations and haven’t witnessed negative usage.
- KAYA is here to help you feel supported, enjoy work, feel fulfilled.