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The Future of Wellbeing

What is the future of employee wellbeing and why should we care?

Gone are the days when wellbeing was seen as a soft and fluffy topic. Instead, employee wellbeing will be approached holistically, acknowledging that everyone’s needs are different. In a world where purpose-driven organisations succeed, and employees seek meaningful work, it will be anything but a one-size-fits-all. The Future of Wellbeing will redefine what it means to thrive. Bikes, bananas and one-off events do not cut it anymore.

No longer siloed within one department, employee wellbeing will become a cross-functional effort, which includes culture, policies, communities, the digital workplace and, physical spaces, resulting in a workplace where wellbeing is the outcome, rather than the focus.

Organisations are beginning to take a Human Sustainability approach, shifting from reactive approaches, addressing symptoms of an issue, and supporting people when they are suffering. This is making the way for a proactive, pre-emptive, preventative, and data-led strategies that redefine the concept of thriving at work and address the stressors at source. Not only will this mean organisations retain top talent, but they will also attract the best and brightest in what is a very competitive labour market. Wellbeing is not just a buzzword anymore but a business-critical imperative.

Wellbeing is not just a buzzword anymore but a business imperative

The Future of Wellbeing journey


The first step is to understand what we are addressing. If we don’t know that, how can we fix or improve it? By assessing if the Needs, Interests, Concerns, Expectations (NICER) and Prevent Risks of the workforce have been met, you are able to provide insight into the opportunities and gaps. Meaning you can meet the most pressing needs and create employee wellbeing initiatives that actually work.

We can help you create:

  • A wellbeing cultural maturity model
  • A wellbeing direction setting workshop
  • A NICER Assessment


When done right, mental health initiatives return £5.30 per £1 spent (up to £7.30 for organisation wide initiatives), demonstrating the impact this can have. Therefore, it is crucial to identify and prioritise the correct initiatives to create a thriving workplace for individuals and organisations. Once you have the insight you can explore the art of the possible by:

  • Designing your wellbeing strategy
  • Designing your Target Operating Model


Ensure you invest where it’s needed. Share best practices and tailor interactions across different business areas. Move from reactive to proactive, preventable and pre-emptive approaches.

We can support you with your:

  • Wellbeing strategy implementation
  • Wellbeing initiative and intervention roll out and impact assessment
  • Target Operating Model implementation


74% of employees say that improving their wellbeing is more important than progressing their career this year and 85% of executives believe organisations should be required to publicly report their workforce wellbeing metrics. As a result, organisations cannot afford to not be measuring and tracking wellbeing data. By taking a data led approach we can visualise how to measure return on investment. Which generates rich insights, enables seamless reporting (internal and external) and leads to better decision making.

We can support you with your:

  • Current state of wellbeing assessment
  • Public report creation
  • Wellbeing topic specific deep dives

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