Workplace Wellbeing Census
How do people in the UK really feel about their wellbeing at work?
A word from Mark Allan
Commercial Director at Bupa UK
It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business over the last year. Organisations in all industries have had to adapt and evolve in the face of the crisis, while working against a backdrop of major economic uncertainty.
But as well as being a significant challenge, the pandemic has also been a catalyst for positive change. And, as we look toward a period of recovery and regrowth, we should celebrate positive actions that employers have managed to take over the last year. Many businesses have seen the benefits of enabling remote working for the long-term and in bringing traditionally in-person services online.
While it’s been a gruelling year for all organisations, workplace wellbeing is one important area where the pandemic has fuelled progress. Work plays a crucial part in most people's lives, and not just in providing a source of income. It can give us a sense of purpose and achievement, and boost our self-esteem, as well as providing an opportunity to socialise and build friendships with our colleagues at a time when so many have been isolated. At Bupa, we know that a focus on wellbeing allows businesses and their people to thrive.
For many businesses, there is now not just an opportunity for recovery, but for renewal. Employee wellbeing can, and should, be the central tenet of any organisation’s COVID-recovery plan - and its culture too. Success in a post-pandemic working world lies with the businesses who take this once-in-a-generation opportunity for change; their progress now will reap rewards in the future.