Wellbeing and performance go hand in hand – revenue generation and business success are vital, but it will be your people who deliver this for your organisation. Hence, looking after your teams isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ – it’s essential to your success: Thriving businesses need thriving people.

However you choose to define success, your organisation will thrive when your teams can do the same. Winning and retaining talent is major part of this success.

Given the urgent rate of change in the evolving digital economy, it’s fair to assume that the competitive factors contributing to the war for talent are only likely to intensify.

So, what does this mean for employers?

Whatever it takes, the challenge to find, win and keep great people is one which might define the capacity of the entire company to survive. One way to win and retain great staff is to ensure that they feel supported, looked after and able to flourish. 

Having a successful workplace wellbeing scheme with a focus on how to improve wellbeing and performance, is nowadays not only an added bonus; it’s what people expect when they look for a job. 

Life is busy, work is busy, and the pressure is on people to perform their best every day. Yet some people are exercising less, eating less healthy foods, and not sleeping as much or as well as they normally would. This has an impact on their wellbeing, leads to higher stress levels and mental and physical health issues.

A wellbeing framework that starts with nutrition and lifestyle creates the cornerstone of healthy living. We all need to eat; we might as well do it right!  A wellbeing programme that helps the individual and the team make changes to their way of eating and living to support their brain will ensure that they can enjoy the unbeatable feeling of being at their best every day.

This is a classic win-win situation: employees will benefit from sustainable wellbeing, whilst the organisation benefits from a healthy ROI: productive teams make better decisions, suffer from fewer sickness, and stay longer with the business.

How could it look like?

Everything begins with the brain: a healthy brain is calm, focused, thinks clearer. But a healthy brain also deals better with challenges, shows stress resilience and is also happier! 

We have known for quite some time that certain nutrients support brain health and wellbeing. ‘Brain foods’ are no fads; they are backed by science! The all-important last ingredient in the mix is habit-forming. Because no matter how motivated you and your teams are at the start, chances are that you fall back into old habits if you don’t create new ones. A strategic framework includes several group sessions as well as confidential one2one’s to discuss individual circumstances.

Imagine waking up 5min before your alarm goes off. You are focused at work, sail through your day without peaks and throughs, feel calm yet energised enough to go to the gym after work and be a devoted parent or partner in the evening. Now imagine what you and your teams could achieve if your days would look like this!

When the team is on fire, the mission of the organisation is in safe hands. 


Carola Becker is a Nutritionist and international speaker with a focus on brain health and performance. She works with organisations and creates strategic wellbeing programmes that have a sustainable impact on the wellbeing of the individual, the team, and the bottom line of the business they work for. 

You can find more information about her work on her website: www.carolabecker.com

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