UK’s small business owners are struggling for motivation in the face of financial stress, lost time with their families and their own emotional and physical health.
Several studies talk about how mindfulness reduces stress, boosts creativity, improves productivity, and increases the overall quality of an organisation.
Whether it is Newton and the apple or Fleming and mould or Roentgen and the X-Ray, ground breaking results are gained by intelligent people being conscious of their surroundings and applying a new perspective to observations.
Today’s working world is constantly evolving, and it’s now easier than ever for staff to be connected and switched on 24/7.
Somewhere between the banks of wildflower hedges my mobile signal vanished and there I found Preseli Ventures; a true retreat.
Britain lost 23.3 million working days due to ill health last year, according to official statistics. For businesses large and small the financial implications of that are huge. But the impact doesn’t just stop there, ill health costs the UK economy billions each year.
The impact of workplace stress should not be underestimated, it accounts for 50-60% of lost working days according to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, resulting in poor performance, difficulties retaining staff, and an increased risk of accident and injury.
John Ritchie, Founder and Chief Executive of Ellipse, the digital group life and disability insurer, takes a look at the issue – and cost – of employers providing health catastrophe cover for their people.
Has technology allowed you greater choice or greater distraction? Has flexibility given you greater work-life balance or work-life blur? Are you working from home, or living at work?