Impact of well-being on health, happiness, harmony and productivity.
Physical, mental, financial, spiritual and emotional health has a significant impact on employee engagement, retention and effectiveness. It promotes teamwork and increases overall productivity. Numerous studies have confirmed the direct relationship between employee well-being and reduced absenteeism.
Today, corporate wellbeing strategies are often not limited to “health and safety”, but also affect social ties and emotional health. More and more companies are moving even further in their efforts to improve employee well-being: they set flexible working hours, allow remote work and even provide childcare support.
Wellbeing in the workplace begins with the development of a healthy culture with stable and frequent communication, with an emphasis on trust and honesty. Leaders need to be committed to the common cause and act as role models, and the physical environment and social support networks need to be thoughtful and supportive.
Music and welfare
Group activities related to music, be it listening, learning or writing, improve well-being. Music plays an important role in regulating emotions and developing a sense of group cohesion. Energyisers, in the form of short and energetic musical or rhythmic exercises, bring variety, energy and vigour.
In team-building, participants play instruments or sing together. Such programmes range from orchestral and ethnic music performances to Huck’s clicks, bitboxes and daft punk. According to research, such programs increase neuroplasticity and learning ability, cheer up and unite. Add help, smart techniques and teamwork to this and you get music that is performed at a level that exceeds the expectations of all participants.
Charity and welfare
Charity has a powerful effect on both the donor and the recipient. And these are not just words: everything is confirmed by scientific facts. When we help others, oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine are released into the brain.
These mood-building hormones neutralize the effect of the stress hormone cortisol and have a beneficial effect on the mental health and well-being of the donor. Thus, team building, which is designed to develop soft skills and encourage help and collaboration, has the added benefit of increasing mood and relieving stress.
Group charity, as opposed to individual charity, causes a more complete feeling of happiness. Social connections and general experience contribute to transforming generosity into positive emotions for the donor. That’s why giving in a group is more effective than giving alone and more satisfying.
Inviting employees to choose a local charitable foundation or a socially significant project in a charitable organization like B1G1 on their own will increase interest in the project and, consequently, in team building. Having taken part in such a program once, many people continue to join charitable clubs or develop a habit of charity, instead gaining long-term prosperity with all its advantages.
Awareness and well-being
Consciousness is a state of mind, which is achieved by focusing on the present moment and consists of quietly accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It has been proven that awareness relieves stress, reduces pressure, relieves chronic pain and improves the quality of sleep. People who regularly practice awareness tell us that they are calmer, less stressed and more easily coping with difficulties.
Most of us find it difficult to focus on something without succumbing to external stimuli. It’s just like with muscles: regular mental exercises strengthen the brain, and with it the stability of attention. Regular meditation and awareness practices increase the hippothalamus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and learning, improving attention and concentration. By taking on difficult tasks and achieving goals with greater confidence, we increase self-esteem and well-being.