There is something that Diversity and Inclusion managers understand really well: Everyone is unique, and recognising everyone’s difference fosters a healthy workplace environment.
They know that a one-size-fits-all environment just doesn’t work. Well, the same applies to wellbeing.
You see, wellbeing is one of those things where you can’t put people in boxes. Despite what we might think, there is no “yoga girl” or “meditation guy”. Some people like going for a run, learning new cooking recipes and spending time with their family. While other people would rather play the guitar, go for a swim and paint. We all have so many ways to take care of ourselves.
Think about all the things you do which affect your wellbeing positively. How many things can you list?
It changes throughout your life as well. You might have spent years loving going to a dance class to relax after work, and now you would rather read a book or spend time with your loved ones.
The workplace reflects the same concept: Your people will want different things for their wellbeing. So, it’s tough for companies to keep up, especially when they think that a one-size-fits-all model works. It might seem like a headache, but actually, that’s where it gets interesting.
Now you may ask: “That’s great, but what does it have to do with Diversity and Inclusion?”
Wellbeing: An ally to your diversity and inclusion strategy
See wellbeing initiatives as an opportunity to put to practice your diversity and inclusion strategy.
When you recognise that every employee’s wellbeing is different and you implement holistic solutions to empower your people to choose what is best for them, you implement your diversity and inclusion strategy into action.
Even better, by offering choice to your people, you might also help them discover new ways to improve their wellbeing. It’s not just about going to the gym or meditating!
When you integrate wellbeing into your D&I strategy, you celebrate differences in the organisation and create a sense of belonging among the employees— all of this helps attract diverse talents that modern organisations need.
How has BetterSpace made its platform inclusive?
We address the individual needs, not the business, and that’s the whole difference!
First, we’ve made sure there is something for everyone.
Diversity is definitely the right word, with over 1,500 resources on the platform from knitting kits to aromatherapy oils, massage, therapy and nutrition advice, and so much more. I challenge you to find someone who wouldn’t be interested in something.
Second, we’ve made it personal.
How do you like working on your wellbeing? Would you rather read a book, go to a class, buy a product, speak to someone or create something on your own? Maybe you are more interested in improving your sleep rather than your exercise, or maybe helping someone else would make your wellbeing better.
Everyone has different ways to experience wellbeing, and we’ve made sure that we propose personal recommendations for everyone.
Third, we’ve thought about specific communities.
We’ve brought resources for people with different needs, going through different phases of their life or have a strong sense of belonging for a specific community. For example, you will find resources including exercises specifically designed for wheelchair users, parenthood podcasts and books, menopause apps and organisations like Black Girls Hike.
BetterSpace is the employee wellbeing platform putting control where it belongs: in the hands of the individual employee. Our groundbreaking solution has been developed with medical and domain expertise and is aligned to our Six Pillars of Wellbeing. BetterSpace empowers your workforce to understand and fulfill their mental health needs.
This approach has achieved engagement rates of 94%, compared to the average usage rate of 2-18% for Employee Assistance Programmes and 10-40% for points solutions.
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