Norfolks Voice

Guidance for Better Wellbeing

Professor Sara Connolly

Many people think that improving employee wellbeing would be a good idea, but do not know where to start. Luckily, there is a wealth of existing evidence out there for what to do and how to do it. The UEA-led work and learning team for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing have been exploring the evidence in this area since 2015 and have boiled down what they have learnt into:

·        Five principles for workplace wellbeing

·        A ‘what works’ interactive tool offering bite-size insights into the evidence 

·        Three questions to ask yourself when considering doing something new on wellbeing

·        A cost-effectiveness calculator to aid decision-making. 

The ‘Guidance for better workplace wellbeing’ mini-site will help you start to explore wellbeing in your organisation: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/guidance-for-better-workplace-wellbeing/ 

The team are now working on a new ESRC funded project exploring whether certain combinations of workplace wellbeing practices are more effective than others in varied settings. You can keep up to date on the latest findings and find additional resources on wellbeing at www.propelhub.org