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If you look for information and research on the wellbeing of leaders, you will soon discover that it’s not that easy to find. We are trying to correct this with our own GLWS research and collaborations.

Yet, understandably, organisations often want to know the potential ROI for investing in wellbeing for their leaders and employees before developing a strategy or program. The following papers and articles give insight into what works in wellbeing programs and what gains an organisation can expect to realise by implementing one.

If you look for information and research on the wellbeing of leaders, you will soon discover that it’s not that easy to find. We are trying to correct this with our own GLWS research and collaborations.

Yet, understandably, organisations often want to know the potential ROI for investing in wellbeing for their leaders and employees before developing a strategy or program. The following papers and articles give insight into what works in wellbeing programs and what gains an organisation can expect to realise by implementing one.  

White Paper – Psychological well-being at work

The British Psychological Society (2010)

The Future of Wellness at Work

Global Wellness Institute, (2016)

The ‘Why’ behind wellbeing: Building a strong and strategic business case for employee wellbeing programs

Benz Communications & Virgin Pulse, (2015)

Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces; Return on investment analysis

Beyond Blue & PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  (2014)

Information Sheets on health and well-being in the workplace

The British Psychological Society (2013)

The Wellness Imperative: Creating More Effective Organisations

World Economic Forum & Right Management, (2010)

Benefits to Business: The evidence for investing in worker health and wellbeing

Australian Government Comcare

Working Towards Wellness: Accelerating the prevention of chronic disease

PriceWaterhouseCoopers. (2007)

What’s the hard return on Employee Wellness Programs?

By Leonard L. Berry, Ann M. Mirabito, and William B. Baun, Harvard Business Review, December (2010)

Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK

REBA

A future that works: Workplace Wellbeing

Reventure & Converge International, (2017)

Workplace Wellness in Australia – Aligning action with aims: Optimising the benefits of workplace wellness

PriceWaterhouseCoopers. (2010)

Download the GLWS fact sheet on the Case for Investment in Wellbeing

External references on wellbeing

To expand your knowledge about the field of wellbeing generally, we recommend the following articles and books. These are a few of the authors that we have been influenced by in the development of the GLWS.

 

  • Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing , 222-235.
  • Eckersley, R., Hamilton, C., & Denniss, R. (2005). The Australian Wellbeing Manifesto. Canberra: The Australia Institute.
  • Mackay, H. (2013). The Good Life: What makes a life worth living? Sydney: MacMillan.
  • Seligman, M. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York: Free Press.
  • Shah, H., & Marks, N. (2004). A well-being manifesto for a flourishing society. London: The New Economics Foundation.

"I have really valued EEK & SENSE’s approach of working closely with their accredited partners to ensure great outcomes for clients. I would recommend the GLWS accreditation to any coach who wants to build their skills, expand their service offering, and enhance the wellbeing and performance of their clients."

Andi Pert – Facilitator & Executive Coach, Life NRG

"The GLWS accreditation workshop was extremely valuable. I learned about the GLWS model and reports in-depth, and through case studies and the experience of Karen and Audrey, gained great ideas for handling more challenging wellbeing concerns. All in all, the day was informative, practical and very enjoyable. Thank you."

Caoimhe Richmond, Capability Consulting

"After considerable market research I chose the GLWS program as it was definitely a unique offering that stood out from other diagnostic tools. Completing the GLWS accreditation allowed me to expand my qualifications and provided me with a tool that would add considerable value to my business offering. The online accreditation process was a fantastic experience and Karen and the team were great throughout. Very excited to be on board!"

Melinda Fell, Talent & Coaching Consultant, MFC Consulting

"Individual leaders have experienced a highly personalised intervention, aimed at supporting them to take personal responsibility for making positive changes to enhance their wellbeing. As an organisation, I feel we are now well placed to create targeted wellbeing interventions to address the needs, giving us a better return on investment than simply applying a wellbeing ‘band aid’."

Sean Carroll, GM of People, Culture and Innovation, Australia Post

"GLWS was an important eye-opener, a pointed and timely prompt to make some changes I knew I needed to make….and I feel so much better for it now. Nearly 6 months have passed, and I am still reaping the benefits at a personal level and I can see the positive changes happening across my whole team."

Jen Delves, Head of People Services, QANTAS

"We are witnessing a huge increase in the need and demand for executive wellness. More and more my clients and I are discussing how they spend their time and energy and the difficulties they are experiencing with integrating personal, family and work commitments. The GLWS is invaluable."

Dr Órla NicDomhnaill, CEO, Thrive Advisory

"What has been so powerful for the participants is how tangible the outcomes are. The GLWS allows you to fast-track the coaching conversation and immediately identify which aspects of wellbeing need attention. The conversation very quickly becomes about brainstorming actions that will improve overall wellbeing. It’s such a positive and empowering tool."

Lauren Jauncey, (former) Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Australia Post

Learn more about the EEK & SENSE teams research projects

Learn more about the EEK & SENSE teams research projects