Great to see this recognition that people need to be treated as people and not just part of a process. For about 6 years now we have had a well established wellbeing programme led by Dr Brian Marien (https://www.positivegroup.org/about-us.html) and a team of supporting specialist practitioners - nutritionists, GPs, Physical health specialists (Tom from One Element: https://www.one-element.co.uk/) and others. Is an incredibly impactful way for a firm to show it genuinely cares for its people.
Mental wellbeing is critical to high performance and overall wellbeing is critical to a meaningful life.
“The motivation behind the wellness program was 100 per cent to support employees, not to make them more productive,” says managing partner at Hogan Lovells’ New York office, Oliver Armas. “We made a candid assessment of our profession: it is very demanding; our firm attracts high profile and complex legal matters; our clients expect the most of us; our employees have to work long hours. Then there are the everyday complexities of life: a long commute; family obligations; the lack of time to run errands and things like that. With this being our reality, we formed a wellness committee.”