Taking Action on the Health and Wellbeing Agenda

Taking Action on the Health and Wellbeing Agenda

The CIPD Policy Report ‘Growing the Health and Wellbeing Agenda – from First Steps to Full Potential’ identifies HR professionals as having a pivotal role in steering this agenda, and in the need to integrate it into all people management activities.  MacLoed and Clarke describe a virtuous circle, with employee wellbeing at the heart of employee engagement – mutually reinforcing relationship that reduces absences and stress.

The CIPD uses the following definition – “Creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation."

The report points to a growing body of evidence that indicates investing in wellbeing is worthwhile for individuals and organisations alike.  So far though, this is not translating into prioritising implementation of health and wellbeing interventions, with employers tending to be more reactive than proactive.  It highlights that what is important is devolved decision making, giving people a high level of autonomy and flexibility in their work.

The Functional Fluency model puts the individual at the centre of their own development.  It is a straightforward model for mapping our social behaviour – for recognising and understanding how we use our energy, and the choice we have over this.  It provides a practical framework for changing how we behave – to use less energy on what doesn’t work for us, and more energy on what works well.

TIFF© is the well-researched and proven, personal development tool based on the Functional Fluency model.  It is used by trained, licensed Providers across the UK, Germany, Netherlands and increasingly, worldwide.

TIFF – the key factors:

  • TIFF does not measure you against others.
  • TIFF does not ‘type’ you in any way.
  • TIFF puts you in the driving seat to plan the changes you want.
  • TIFF gives you the understanding, hope, courage and motivation for ongoing development.

Through a greater understanding of themselves and how their behaviour impacts on others, TIFF enables leaders to:

  • Listen actively and articulate needs considerately, so avoiding misunderstandings.
  • Support and empower others.
  • Care without becoming worn out.
  • Become more objective, confident and relaxed as a manager.

TIFF also brings great benefits to whole groups and teams.  It offers:

  • A common language to enable challenging conversations.
  • An atmosphere of trust and cooperation that optimises individual and team strengths.
  • A positive group process for the development of high performing, can-do teams.
  • Enhanced morale, bringing greater commitment and loyalty to the organisation.

"Functional Fluency promotes and challenges us to be personally effective and to set a good example using positive communication with others.  The outcome is a positive working environment, with less stress and people producing more and better." IT Company Manager

To take the initiative with the Health and Wellbeing agenda and move your organisation towards full potential, discuss your needs with us – info@functionalfluency.com

For CIPD members in London – we welcome you to a free event to learn about Functional Fluency on Monday 25th April at Google Commercial Offices, London.  You can register here

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We use our blog to refect on how Functional Fluency and TIFF is being used, and how it can be developed further, across the broad spectrum of situations where building more effective relationships is valuable.

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