Recently, the New York Times announced that mindfulness will soon be taught in English schools. As part of a study to improve mental health, teenagers will learn with experts relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. The goal is that they learn to "regulate their emotions," as the English government said in a press release. (Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/world/europe/uk-indfulness-children-school.html)
The recent years, with their advances in psychology, have repeatedly brought a topic into focus: addictions. The number of diagnoses continues to increase. In Switzerland, 250000 out of 8.4 million inhabitants are considered to be alcohol dependent, while 25% smoke and the use of cannabis is not insignificant.
We all know them, either from our daily work or from our private lives, these people who are really good listeners. No matter the situation, they always seem to find the right words and know exactly how to say it - without offending anyone. They are considerate and spread optimism.
Our communicative abilities are crucial for our professional image. As our style of communication influences directly how others rate our work, even our career opportunities can depend on it. Unfortunately, many people are not able to communicate diplomatically and nevertheless credible. And even if you have these skills, it may be that emotions or conflicts make you struggle. So how do you find the most appropriate words, the emotionally correct way in difficult situations?
Being a parent is an incredibly important moment and a huge turning point in the life of a family. Exactly - for the whole family, not only for the mothers, but also for the fathers. And this event is just a day off for fathers? Currently, paternity leave in Switzerland is not legally anchored. Why is it that a country like Switzerland is so lagging behind its Nordic forerunners?
The active promotion of health has no long history to fall back on. That's because health was not always considered important. To this day, the ghosts are divorcing, what purpose the health promotion serves. It is exciting that the different views can be sorted for the most part regionally and countries or entire continents usually behave similarly.
We use interpersonal skills every day to communicate and interact with others. But – what exactly is the definition of interpersonal skills? How do we know if we have them? And why are they so important in everyday business? How can we improve our interpersonal skills and have more satisfying interactions?
Dami Niederhauser is a nutrition coach since 2015 and has her own consulting practice ABC Ernährungscoach in the field of nutrition, sports and health in Bottmingen, near Basel. She led the Smoothie Workshop organized by Joy Corporate at Adobe Switzerland and today she is giving us all the answers to our questions concerning health and nutrition.
Why are there so many female workers who would like to work more? Where are the obstacles and what do companies have to do to change that? This is not just about the discussion of women in cadre positions in Switzerland, but about all female workers. Is it even possible for women to make a full contribution to economic growth?
What does it take to integrate a balanced nutrition into our daily work routine? How can we easily include two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables daily without a lot of effort? And - how do you really mix a colourful, healthy and tasty smoothie?
Communication is not always easy. What are the difficulties and how can we have a really successful conversation? How can we ask effective questions? And what are really helpful listening techniques?
No matter in which situation: If we help another person, then this usually gives us a feeling of happiness. Unless you can not stand the person. Today we want to talk about what makes us happy. We also report benefits for yourself through volunteer work.
The phone is buzzing, the food still has to be cooked and at work everything is going on and on. Once the stress has started, it does not stop as soon as it does. More and more often you hear about "burnouts", the common disease of the 21st century, in which everything is said to be so much faster and easier.
Employers around the world have noticed something lately: Thinking, planning and taking action to prepare for the future. While a few decades ago the motto was still that you should make a lot of money as quickly as possible, this has changed a lot.
The question, which is contained in the title, sounds so simple and is so complicated. Above all, it is omnipresent. As a manager, HR manager or consultant, and as a department manager, it's up to you to keep a team together and optimize employee productivity. However, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that it is not just pressure and threats that help.
Our world is changing, of course. We continue to evolve and many things are evolving around us. Whether much is better than before? Sometimes you can not do it with accuracy and often approach a lot of things emotionally. Older generations claim that "the youth" would not say anything more. These in turn argue that own decisions are important. But why is this all?
Have you ever thought about what exactly the terms occupational health management (BGM) and workplace health promotion (WHP) mean or include? If so, you belong to a minority, because people habitually accept what they have read without thinking in more detail about the individual concepts.
The topic of "health" is on everyone's lips. There are smartwatches and apps that should keep people fit with the information stored there. This includes company health management in the individual companies. This is a systematic and goal-oriented management of all operational processes, with the aim of positively influencing the health and well-being of the individual employees and thus ensuring the company's success as a consequence.
The stress seems to be a sign of success. But is that really true? Or is stress just a sign that you are not planning your time, activities, and tasks yourself? In addition, it has been clearly demonstrated that chronic long-term stress reduces performance and also causes numerous illnesses and thus a loss of work. Therefore, companies should think away from the schematics of permanently stressed managers and towards productive, well-organized, relaxed and healthy managers. Skilled time management helps!
It is not just office jobs that require careful attention to our health, because there is more or less stress and strain on certain parts of the body in all professions. In our fast-paced and stress-laden society, every employer should think about whether or not to provide their employees with optimal working conditions.
Occupational Health Management (WHM) serves to promote health in the workplace. Be it work processes, organization, workplace design or workplace behavior, all these areas are analyzed and presented in a solution-oriented manner. In doing so, measures are taken which not only support the company but also have a positive effect on the employees.
So far it has been considered perfectly normal and desirable that managers work a lot and sleep little. It was, to a certain extent, a sign of success in suffering from chronic fatigue and many top managers boasted that they would never get enough sleep.
The active promotion of employee health and occupational health management are among the most important tasks of a modern company. Employees are the most valuable asset of any company, and workplace health management increases productivity, satisfaction and performance.
Occupational health management is one of the most important tasks of managers and HR departments. Here are a selection of methods and many practical tips that you can easily establish in your business. So you can easily support your employees in a healthy lifestyle and also lead by example.
Employee health as part of occupational health management (BGM) in Switzerland is a key success factor for companies. And here the pressure continues to increase, as the absences (illness / accident) have been steadily rising for more than 10 years. According to statistics alone in 2016, more than 2.8% of men and 3.3% of women in Switzerland did not appear in the workplace.
Yes, the Neanderthals knew about Work Life Balance. Did you know that our tribal ancestors did not work for more than three to four hours a day? Some gods are also forbidden to work on two consecutive days. And in the Middle Ages and in the advanced civilizations of antiquity was rather less worked. But people did not get old then.
The most important measure for employee health promotion is the development of a professional WHM system. Occupational Health Management (BGM) at various levels aims to maintain and improve the health of employees.
Employees spend more than half their waking hours at work. Then they use a computer for almost 2 hours a day outside working hours. One third of the workforce also works on the weekends. That's why more and more companies are embarking on preventative measures to protect their employees. At the same time, however, everyone should keep an eye on their own health and improve it with a few helpful tips and tricks.
"Understanding how a human needs to live to be 120 years old also helps us understand how we can overcome disease," says Professor Luca Deiana, biology professor at the University of Sassari. Nowhere in the world are so many centenarians living, like on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Cooking, painting or meditation are not only good in your CV, they also improve our health! People who put their hobbies into routine, permanently reduce the level of stress and thus the risk of developing certain diseases - such as blood pressure complaints or depression - to fall ill.
Gallup scientists have been researching the demands of a well-lived life for years. More recently, in partnership with leading economists, psychologists and other scientists, they have begun to explore the common elements of well-being that transcend our lands and cultures.
Small changes can make a big difference. We try to achieve a lasting change in your wellbeing with a series of small measures. Our anti-stress products are funny little remedies that help clear your mind and relax your fingers. Surprise your employees, family members or friends with an unusual gift.
In Spain or Latin America it is called Siesta, in Japan it is called Inemuri. In many countries, a midday rest is part of the culture and is even part of a longer lunch break to the working day. In this country, however, the nap is frowned upon, only toddlers and seniors keep a nap. It would be unthinkable, however, that in normal jobs - in the craft, in the sales or in the production about - retire for a rest.
Criticism, fatigue and constant pressure are part of everyday life for many people. Many employees work everyday without a smile. Chronic work stress can reduce productivity and lead to illness. "With scientific support, managers can justify work practices and wellness programs to increase productivity." This is what the researchers discovered after a psychological study.
Burn-out can affect anyone, regardless of their job or position. In recent years, mental stress in the workplace has steadily increased. Causes for this include, among other things, work crowding, over- and under-demanding, fear of job loss, low degrees of freedom in the completion of tasks, but also significantly wrong leadership behavior of supervisors.