Social wellbeing is moving beyond a buzzword or trend, into an equally-important pillar of wellbeing – alongside mental, physical and financial wellness.
Generally speaking, social wellbeing is the extent to which you feel a sense of belonging, social inclusion and social stability – it encompasses our lifestyles, values and beliefs.
When it comes to the workplace, we can apply social wellbeing to:
- Relationships with colleagues, managers and wider social security
- Company values and corporate social responsibility
- Social inclusion and a sense of belonging
- Feeling valued as a person, colleague and employee
Aon’s The Rising Resilient report finds that employees are resilient based on three core indicators – their sense of security, sense of belonging and ability to reach their potential - ie. their social wellbeing. Social wellbeing also incorporates career wellbeing - ie. employers helping employees to reach their full potential through good recruitment, onboarding, training and job design.
80% of respondents in Deloitte’s inclusion pulse survey reported that inclusivity is important when choosing an employer, while 39% said they would even leave their current employer for a more inclusive business.
At The Watercooler you’ll be able to explore
- meeting individual needs
- mastering connections in a hybrid world
- social belonging
- supporting neurodiverse colleagues
Free to attend sessions include:
- Case Study: Finding New Ways to Master Connection and Collaboration in a Hybrid / Remote World of Work to Boost Social Wellbeing
- Opening Keynote: In-Conversation - Collaborating with other Organisational Divisions to Create a Culture of Wellbeing
- Panel Discussion: What We Can Do to Increase a Sense of Social Belonging, Inclusion, and Stability in the Workplace
- Case Study: Structuring Your Wellbeing Strategy with D&I at its Core
- Closing Keynote: Breaking Down Intersectionality and Wellbeing Taboos - How to Facilitate Trust and Open Discussions
- Panel Discussion: One Size Does Not Fit All - Being Adaptable and Flexible to Meet Your People's Individual Wellbeing Needs
The workshops at The Watercooler offer the opportunity to dive deeper into key topics and find answers to your specific Social and Inclusive Wellbeing questions. Topics include:
- How to implement workplace wellbeing on a shoestring budget
- Supporting your army of Wellbeing Champions
- Creating work spaces that promote social wellbeing
Our 45 minute roundtables are your opportunity to share experiences off the record, create new connections and source ideas to take your Social and Inclusive Wellbeing toolkit to the next level. Topics include:
- Balancing productivity with wellbeing: navigating difficult conversations
- One size does not fit all: how segmentation can be used to personalise wellbeing programmes
- Seamlessly integrating talent, DEI and wellbeing initiatives
- Race and workplace wellbeing
- Managing and reducing conflict to promote positive wellbeing at work
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