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Measuring Wellbeing: A Suite of Psychological Tools

Liz Potgieter, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Trauma Counselling, Wellbeing Workshops, Wellbeing Assessments

The Workshop Warehouse is an accredited Wellbeing Business Partner of Kaya, offering tried-and-tested programs and tools that make a real difference.

Psychological tools to measure wellbeing include:

• Individual Wellbeing
• Organisational Health
• Organisational Audit (Custodians)
• Organisational Audit (Employee)

Individual Wellbeing
Optimal wellbeing and the ability to handle challenges is best achieved when the seven key drivers of wellbeing are actively implemented. Our online self-assessment tool is designed to measure these seven key drivers, including:

Liz Potgieter, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Trauma Counselling, Wellbeing Workshops, Wellbeing Assessments
  • Sustained Vitality. Sustained Vitality refers to the energy we need to perform our daily tasks and activities. The energy we need to function effectively comes from good physical fitness, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and intermittent daytime rest.
  • Positive Emotions. Positive emotions are the emotions that we experience that make us feel good, satisfied and content. Examples of positive emotions include love, joy, awe, content, hope, interest, and amusement.
  • Mindful Awareness. Mindful awareness refers to ‘living in the moment’ and accepting our thoughts and feelings without judgement. Mindful awareness requires an individual to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with the present moment.
  • Noble Purpose. Noble purpose refers to the intention behind the way we live our lives. It encompasses the meaning we derive from our life, the values and mental models that shape our behaviours, and our engagement in spiritual or religious activities.
  • Optimal Performance. To achieve optimal performance we must have a personal sense of achievement or know that we have done something well. We tend to achieve optimal performance when we successfully complete a task or progress towards our goals, develop a sense of mastery, and display drive and effort.
  • Quality Relationships. Relationships are a key component of individual wellbeing. To achieve quality relationships at work and in our personal lives we must develop trust, feel supported, build relationships on mutual ‘give and take’, and establish good methods of communication.
  • Regular Absorption. Absorption refers to the intense focus and concentration we feel when we really enjoy a particular activity. When we achieve this level of absorption we often lose track of time and develop a high level of interest in the activity. To optimize our wellbeing we need to experience absorption regularly in both our personal and professional lives.

 

The tool evaluates the role of these seven drivers in an individual’s personal and professional life. The Wellbeing Indicator was developed in 2015 based on over 200 scholarly journal articles and books on wellbeing by 6 SMEs including I/O psychologists and executives.

This comprehensive tool is available online (and mobile devices) and can be completed in approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Individuals receive instantaneous feedback on their wellbeing resources in the form of a tailored report.

Why do more than three quarters of high-performing organisations measure employee and workplace wellbeing?

Because wellbeing directly affects your bottom line – improve employee wellbeing and you’ll improve individual, team and organisational productivity and performance. To manage this process effectively, we offer a multidimensional approach.

Improve organisational wellbeing with our ‘I, we and it’ approach

Just as every individual is different, every workplace is, too. As such, we use a range of wellbeing assessment and measurement tools to tailor a wellbeing program to address individual, team and organisational wellbeing, delivering improvements across a range of metrics.

Performance.
When your leaders and employees feel positive, they’re more engaged, open to feedback and, ultimately, they perform more effectively.

Turnover.
High levels of employee wellbeing and mindfulness mean lower turnover rates, minimising the cultural and financial cost of workforce attrition and recruitment.

Productivity.
Employees who enjoy balanced, healthy lives outside work are more productive and more likely to enter a state of flow (optimum productivity) when they’re at work.

Job satisfaction.
Workplace wellbeing, cultural alignment, sense of purpose, goal setting, a sense of accomplishment and job satisfaction all go hand in hand.

Absenteeism.
The more healthy and positive your employees feel, the less likely they are to take time off. Less stress equates to greater commitment to your organisation.

Safety.
The price of fatigue is often safety, as well as performance. Improved sleep, regular breaks and workplace mindfulness reduce accidents.

Wellbeing Workshops

A program that flexes with your people and organisation
One of the keys to turning employee wellbeing into a competitive organisational advantage is understanding that wellbeing is dynamic. It ebbs and flows. It can be depleted, but also restored.

This is why we’ll tailor our tools and programs to create a proprietary approach that will work with – and for – your people and organisation, long term.

Liz Potgieter, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Trauma Counselling, Wellbeing Workshops, Wellbeing Assessments

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