Mind-First® for Covid-19

Prior to COVID-19, the prevalence of mental health issues in the workplace was estimated by PWC to cost Australian businesses $10.9 billion per year in lost productivity through absenteeism and presenteeism alone.

The true cost is much higher when the negative impact of cultural issues, poor working relationships, and behaviours, are also considered.

In addition, mounting scrutiny around an organisation’s responsibilities to broader society, and human well-being have amplified the importance of care of the individual worker in recent years.

Recent ISO standards – 2016:27500 and 2019:27501 - attest to the growing movement towards a more Human-centred Organisation in which employees are equally as valued as customers, wellbeing is a core business priority, and individual differences are capitalised upon as an organisational strength.

In response to these concerns, MindNavigator launched technology in late 2017 for Empowering actualisation at scale for creating unified, mentally fit organisations.

We define actualisation as ‘the ongoing process of becoming a fully functioning person by reducing unnecessary human struggle (or dis-ease) and unleashing potential for being well, productive, resilient, successful and fulfilled’.

The solution develops an individual’s moment-to-moment capacity to respond effectively to whatever events and circumstances present themselves.  MindNavigator’s philosophy is that building this capacity enables employees to maintain resilience, performance, adaptability and wellbeing, even in uncertain times.

In addition, by making the process collaborative, the technology supports the development of deep social connections to aid empathy, collaboration and inclusion.

COVID-19 has created conditions of uncertainty and this has further impacted on wellbeing and resilience. Our inability to cope well with uncertainty is evidenced by Beyond Blue who report their services experienced an increase of 60% across April and May in 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

In addition, whilst the shift to remote working as a result of COVID-19 has created ‘better work-life balance’, data from the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council also indicates that the shift has created new wellbeing challenges such as feelings of isolation, lack of motivation and has increased difficulties with collaboration.

As remote working is likely to remain for the future of work, these challenges may significantly hinder productivity in the longer term.

Contact us directly to find out more about how we are supporting businesses to thrive in new ways of working.

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