IOSH - How positive mental health can boost your business
Written by Phoenix Health & Safety
6th November 2017
Employee wellbeing is a key driver of business performance, delegates at a major international health and safety conference will hear.
“We live in very volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times. For those in the working world that is compounded by the workplace expecting more from their people. “These times are having a profound effect upon the wellbeing of employees across all sectors. I equate wellbeing to the ‘energy’ of people, which I believe is the most limiting resource in the working world today. This assertion is being played out in the rising incidence of depression and anxiety in the workplace”. “Energy should be seen as being as important as skills, knowledge, behaviours and experience in driving the performance of people, and organisations need to find ways to include this as a key component of their performance and development programmes.”
Personal experience of mental health problems drove Geoff to want to break the stigma around it in workplaces and ensure people receive the support they require. His initial focus was colleagues at Unilever but he has worked with other organisations since leaving there in 2014. Geoff will give his speech on the first day ofIOSH2017. He is one of a number of high-level inspirational speakers at the event, which is aimed at business leaders across sectors, not just health and safety professionals.