Issue 6 2019

8 CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 6 2019 , Founded in 2007, TheWellbeing Project is a leading global consultancy that delivers bespoke performance, wellbeing and resilience projects and programmes across all industries and sectors. Following their recognition as the ‘United Kingdom’s Leading Business Resilience Services’ in CEOMonthly’s 2019 Business Elite programme, we spoke with the business’s Director and Founder, SamFuller, to find out more about their services and expertise. Offering Unrivalled Insight into Employee Wellbeing: The Driver of Long-Term Business Success Not surprisingly, The Wellbeing Project holds employee wellbeing as the key to business success, a crucial element that is at the very heart of an organisation’s competitive edge, its sustainability and both its client and employee experience. Yet, almost paradoxically, it is also one of the most overlooked elements of a business, often relegated to a mere afterthought – not given the weight or consideration that it is due. As the Wellbeing Project’s own success acts as testament to, the most successful businesses realise its importance and make continuous changes that prioritise employee wellbeing. With an ability to work across a plethora of industries, The Wellbeing Project has steadily built credibility over its ten years in the industry, earning a reputation for providing expert wellbeing consultancy that makes a very real difference to any company at the most fundamental levels, with trickle down effects across the breadth Apr19375 promoting a culture of healthy high performance. “ We have a fantastic workplace resilience and wellbeing (Wraw) psychometric tool and survey which enables reporting at an organisation, team and individual level. This provides data and analytics to enable organisations to benchmark and measure, as well as enabling them to adopt a data driven approach to prioritising spend on wellbeing initiatives and personal development. “ Our Wraw psychometric is based on our own researched and evidenced-based ‘5 Pillars of Resilience’ model – this provides a framework to structure wellbeing and resilience conversations and initiatives around, yet allows for tailoring of what different organisations, or different individuals, may need to thrive and excel. No one size fits all in this area. ” Wraw remains a focus for The Wellbeing Project as it moves through 2019 and of their operations. Here, Sam offers more insight into her company’s services. “ We are based in the UK, but our experience includes America, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Far East and Africa. We work with organisations to make it as easy as possible to create a culture of wellbeing where employees excel, and businesses thrive. “ Recent analysis for the government showed poor employee wellbeing costs UK employers £33-42 billion a year – a staggering average of £497 to £2,594 per employee depending on the industry. However, analysis also showed an average return on investment in mental health interventions of 4:1. We work across the private, public and charitable sectors to ensure that resilience and mental health interventions demonstrate tangible benefits to individuals, teams and organisations as a whole. ” Working primarily across a trio of core focus points – namely general wellbeing, mental health and resilience - The Wellbeing Project has distinguished itself through its established track record and associated experience, its thought leadership and its client service “ we have a number of specialists under one roof enabling a comprehensive proposition, from audits and strategy planning through to training (in a number of areas of mental health, wellbeing and resilience) and review / measurement to help embed the changes needed. This distinguishes us from the many exciting, yet more niche, start-ups that are emerging in the sector. It is clear that this approach works, as Sam continues: “ Particular emphasis is placed on an individual’s ability to take control and develop their own resilience and wellbeing within the workplace. We also offer development programmes aimed at senior leaders and directors, both to enhance their own resilience and to help them understand how to role model and support their teams, thereby