Wellbeing in the workplace

We all know Wednesday is hump day; but if hump day was a month, it would probably be March. With long nights and cold days, summer can feel like an age away. Coupled with everyday stresses, we can often put our wellbeing on the back burner. So this month we’re putting it back in the spotlight and giving you some tips on how you could improve your wellbeing in the workplace. As you probably already know, your wellbeing can be influenced by a multitude of factors and it can often be quite hard to pin point what’s having the greatest impact.

What contributes to wellbeing in the workplace?

Most researchers have found there are 9 major contributing factors to your wellbeing, all of which are interconnected. These being:

  • Mood
  • Employment and economic situation
  • Intellectual development and education
  • Physical health and diet
  • Home and surrounding areas
  • Relationships
  • Stability and state of residing country
  • Spiritual and cultural engagements
  • The environment

That might feel like a lot to keep up with, but we’ve integrated lots of these factors into our employee engagement programme, Jump – meaning that taking actions to improve your wellbeing at work will earn you Green Points and help you win prizes! Has wellbeing ever been so rewarding? Trying to improve your mood? You could give mindfulness a try, or simply go for a walk in nature. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you take the time to relax, collect your thoughts and give yourself that mental space we all need. The mental health organisation Mind, provide lots of tips and resources for staying well at work – check them out here. Trying to be more productive? Whether it’s a new hobby, a stimulating lecture, or an insightful documentary – learning something new does wonders for your brain and consequently – helps you think clearer and work more efficiently. Getting out there and giving something new a go can also give your confidence and social life a boost! 

These are just a handful of the activities that we reward people for within our Jump employees programmes, as well as heaps of sustainable actions that are great for reducing the environmental impact of individuals, departments and organisations.

If you think your organisation could benefit from a Jump programme, please do get in touch!

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Bethany Fruen

Head of Communications

Bethany Fruen

Since joining Jump fresh out of university back in 2013 I’ve seen many changes in the way we communicate – both as a company and more widely within the sustainability industry. The current shift of sustainability to the mainstream is accelerating at a pace and it’s exciting to be part of this step change.  The insight I get from individual participants in our client programmes is invaluable as it helps me figure out the best way to get our messages across.

My team and I use digital communications to recognise individual and team success, providing information in a fun, meaningful way that encourages people to take action. It’s about creating a feedback loop where people see that their actions are having an impact and this is very powerful in creating positive change within an organisation.

 

Lawrence Mitchell

Change Management

Lawrence Mitchell

I am Chief Customer Officer of SumoSalad, former Chief Marketing Officer at RELX: Risk & Analytics and Founder of RAW Energy. Having worked in publishing for 20 years, living through the first phases of the digital revolution, I’m used to disruption, uncertainty and transformation. But through all of this, my belief in putting the customer at the heart of an organisation by leveraging data analytics has helped multiple brands innovate, evolve and transform. 

I’m a huge advocate for promoting wellness in the workplace which is central to our Jump mission, and created the award-winning RBI Living Well programme. Through my RAW Energy platform, I support business and community leaders to be more resilient, more authentic and more focused on wellbeing.  A regular contributor to marketing, customer experience and wellness forums, I’ve written three books including Success without Stress: How to Prevent Burnout and Build Resilience for Optimal Health & Performance. 

Mark Lance

Finance & Company Secretary

Mark Lance

I helped Graham set up Jump in 2011 and it’s great to be involved in such a dynamic, growing business where I can apply my specialism in corporate compliance to ensure we are meeting our statutory and financial obligations.  I am an associate of the Association of International Accountants (for whom I also act as a quality advisor) and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. 

Alongside Jump, I’m a director of Cornhill Group, a corporate service business in London advising the boards of businesses in a wide variety of sectors including shipping, energy, media and aviation, and I’m also a director of a global energy trader. 

Rob Metcalfe

PR & Marketing

Rob Metcalfe

Alongside Jump, I’ve been helping clients get their message across for over 30 years,
most recently as chief executive of Richmond & Towers, the longest
established public relations consultancy in the UK.  A Chartered Marketer,
I’m increasingly helping clients frame their message around sustainability,
particularly in food, waste and energy. The Guardian once described me as being
the “evil genius who got us all hooked on avocados”, a claim I don’t deny.

Since helping Graham get Jump set up in 2011 I’ve enjoyed communicating about a
subject where there is a great willingness among companies and individuals to
do the right thing,  but understanding what practical action to take isn’t
always obvious. 

Graham Simmonds

Chief Executive

Graham Simmonds

As CEO of Jump I lead a talented team of professionals committed to sustainability and wellness.  For much of my 35 year career I’ve been immersed in environmental issues, particularly how to engage people in practical action.  Previously I built Trees for Cities from start-up to a global, award-winning charity as its founding chief executive, and I loved developing new initiatives such as The Edible Playground and the Million Trees Campaign.  

In 2011 I set up Jump as I felt organisations large and small want to motivate action amongst their people around wellbeing and the planet, and a professional team dedicated to this purpose would help them accelerate their journey.  I’m also proud to chair the Reward Gateway Foundation which supports organisations and projects that address inequality and disadvantage, with the ultimate mission of making the world a better, fairer, safer and more equal place to work.