In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and burnout have become all too common, prioritising employee wellbeing is more crucial than ever. World Wellbeing Week serves as a reminder of the significance of nurturing physical, mental, and emotional health. At MYCOM OSI we firmly believe that a healthy and happy workforce is the cornerstone of success. As we celebrate World Wellbeing Week, let’s delve into the wonderful initiatives we have implemented to foster wellbeing within our organisation.
1. Supporting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
Mental and emotional health are crucial aspects of wellbeing that often go unnoticed. We understand that maintaining a healthy state of mind is essential for optimal performance and personal growth. To support our employees’ mental and emotional wellbeing, we offer various resources and programs. These include mindfulness workshops, stress management sessions, and confidential counselling services. We also encourage open communication and have established channels for employees to share their concerns or seek guidance. Our goal is to foster a supportive and inclusive work environment that prioritises mental health.
How we do this at MYCOM OSI is via our Team CONNECT sessions where leaders reach out to member of other teams at any level to check in, have a chat and learn. We have T-Breaks which are virtual water cooler hangout where we may have a theme, a debate topic or share experiences. We have our Town Halls which boast a 98% attendance rate. This is a chance to share business progress, shine a light on our talent, and have some fun!
2. Flexibility and Work-Life Balance
Recognising the importance of work-life balance, we have implemented flexible work arrangements to ensure our employees can prioritise their personal commitments. We believe that allowing individuals to manage their time effectively enhances their overall wellbeing. Our flexible policies accommodate remote work options, flexible hours, and parental leave benefits. By offering these arrangements, we enable our employees to strike a harmonious balance between their personal and professional lives.
How we do this at MYCOM OSI is via our Hybrid Working and Flexible hours. We collaborate to ensure we count outputs and not just hours.
3. Continuous Learning and Growth
We believe that personal development and growth contribute significantly to overall wellbeing. We encourage our employees to pursue continuous learning opportunities through professional development programs, training sessions, and workshops. By empowering individuals to expand their skill sets and knowledge, we enhance their sense of accomplishment and fulfilment, fostering a positive work environment.
How we do this is via our intense on-the-job training and funded training and experiences that ensure our team see the outside world and build their professional network.
4. Recognition and Rewards
Acknowledging and appreciating the efforts of our employees is essential to their overall wellbeing. We have implemented a comprehensive recognition and rewards program that celebrates achievements, outstanding performance, and contributions to the company’s success. By recognising individual and team accomplishments, we boost morale, job satisfaction, and overall wellbeing within our organisation.
How we do this is at MYCOM OSI is through our MyStar ‘On the Spot’ award each month, our MyStar Quarterly awards, and our MyStar Annual Innovation Award. We hold competitions, socials and quizzes throughout the year.
As we celebrate World Wellbeing Week, we reflect on the valuable initiatives we have implemented to foster a culture of wellbeing at MYCOM OSI. Our commitment to physical, mental, and emotional health empowers our employees to thrive both personally and professionally. By prioritising wellbeing, we create a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We remain steadfast in our dedication to the wellbeing of our employees and will continue to evolve our initiatives to ensure their sustained success and happiness. Together, we celebrate World Wellbeing Week and embrace the journey towards a healthier and happier future.
Author: Alexandra Marriott, Chief Human Resources Officer, MYCOM OSI