Sedentary lifestyles are killing people. The sitting disease crisis is here. One of the biggest threats to our health is the modern way of work.
Discovering the true state of workplace wellbeing
Earlier this year we teamed up with The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) to explore these pressing challenges.
We wanted to:
- Understand the current state of workplace wellbeing, including movement at work
- Explore the employer’s role in supporting employee wellbeing and helping to tackle these challenges
- Understand how we can encourage greater movement during the working day, to help combat the health risks posed by our increasingly sedentary lifestyles
We’ve spoken to thousands of employees across hundreds of firms and sectors, from start-ups to the world’s biggest businesses, including BlackRock, EY, KPMG, Google and Microsoft.
We combined employee surveys with 1-1 interviews over several months, hearing first-hand the current state of workplace wellbeing.
We’ve heard from the worlds of finance, law and consulting to charity and the public sector.
We also heard from leading physiologists and health and wellness coaches, to understand how we can do more to support wellbeing at work.
The voices of thousands of employees have come together to produce one of the most comprehensive views of workplace wellbeing today.
What did we hear? While 65% of employees feel wellbeing is a priority for their leadership team, many are still struggling. Put simply, they’re surviving not thriving.
The numbers speak for themselves, with employees (and their productivity) feeling significantly impacted by:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, 68% of employees are experiencing a lack of motivation at work too. And while 72% of employees want to be more active, 86% feel they have too much work to move during their working day.
These numbers don’t add up, something isn’t working here. There has to be a better way.
Download our report to discover the true state of employee wellbeing and understand what our findings mean for you.