30 November 2022
One of the biggest challenges organisations are feeling today is uncertainty.
Between a looming recession and a turbulent job market, today’s complex world of work is affecting more than just the bottom line. When uncertainty is left to linger, it leaves the door open to illbeing, disengagement, and more.
A big part of making wellbeing work at work is being able to generate sustainable, healthy motivation at work, which in turn ties to increased wellbeing.
There have been numerous studies over the years to identify the five fundamental ingredients needed to help employees flourish, both in the workplace and beyond: certainty, competence, autonomy, belonging, and purpose—but let’s start with breaking down the first.
Certainty is a huge piece of the puzzle in unlocking wellbeing. When we lack information or feel insecure, uncertainty leads to stress, paralysis, emotional exhaustion and burnout.
Certainty is about being able to predict the world around you, understanding what is expected of you, and feeling that you can anticipate and adapt to changing circumstances.
By providing employees with a baseline of certainty about their role, what’s expected of them, the organisational outlook and what’s in the pipeline over the coming months is fundamental to securing wellbeing.
With higher confidence, we can learn to lean into uncertainty in ways that unlock innovation and improve decision-making and leadership.
By applying certainty with the other four fundamentals of wellbeing (competence, autonomy, belonging, and purpose) there’s a clear path forward in not only promoting wellbeing, but protecting your teams from cynicism, isolation, exhaustion and burnout.
Our team of behavioural scientists at MindGym are here to show you how to drive wellbeing in a way that is inclusive, sustainable, and practical through our wellworking solution.
By learning how to embed our three strategies into the flow of work while focusing on the key drivers of wellbeing, we can work in ways that drive more positive outcomes for both the individual and the business over time.
Contact us today to learn more.