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Wellbeing - How much responsibility do you have for others? by Matrix Development
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In the Moment

Wellbeing – How much responsibility do you have for others?

I, like many people have ideas and thoughts that pop into my head.


I have decided to write down (the ones that are publishable and legal), so I don’t forget them and they may be of assistance to you.

A great working environment is always preferable to a poor one. Over the past few years, wellbeing has become a significant focus for organisations and people alike. So why do I believe it is one of the great lies of the 21st Century?

Wellbeing, when does it become too much?

What is the ROI on any wellbeing action?

Like the other ‘lies’, wellbeing can be used by both sides to put the other down, for issues never really to be discussed openly and honestly.

There is a belief that you can’t object to wellbeing, well, of course, you would never want to mistreat anyone. That isn’t the same asking how does a particular act add to the working environment, what difference does it make?

In the 1930’s Elton Mayo conducted experiments on the impact of changes to people’s motivation (Hawthorne Effect) this showed that it wasn’t what you did that made the difference, it was the fact you showed interest in the people that made the difference.

Relaxation pods, lunchtime massage and slick coffee bars are all well and good. But if people don’t feel liked they are cared about on an individual level and involved with the people that lead them, a really good mocha-choca latte doesn’t make up for it (see Love & Stuff).

You can read further articles in the series by following this link - In the Moment