Sat 05-01-2019 20:12 PM
DUBAI, 5th January 2019 (WAM) - The National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing has launched 120 practical models to enhance wellbeing in the workplace at both public and private sector entities.
The initiative supports government and private entities’ efforts to promote wellbeing concepts and practices in the workplace, and facilitates the implementation of the National Agenda for Wellbeing.
The models aim to develop a work culture based on four pillars: enhancing health, strengthening relations, achieving capacities, and establishing purpose.
The models are an initiative of the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing, to help human resources departments to improve working, injecting new ideas into their existing programmes and initiatives to promote wellbeing concepts and practices into the work environment and employ them to boost productivity and performance.
The National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing will be conducting training programmes and workshops for government and private entities to raise awareness of workplace wellbeing and help implement it across all sectors.
Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office, asserted that the workplace wellbeing models are developed by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, that employees are the government’s most valuable asset.
The main mission of the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing is to develop practical applications of H.H.’s directives, as well as the tools to implement them, Al Roumi noted.
"Enhancing workplace wellbeing reflects positively on the work environment and boosts performance and productivity", she explained, adding that it supports the efforts of government and private entities to establish a work environment that prioritises its human capital.
The workplace wellbeing models focus on human resources to develop human capital at each entity, focusing on the role of positive leadership in motivating employees, and providing a set of scientific instruments and applications that drive workplace wellbeing.
The models cover four main pillars: enhancing health, strengthening relations, achieving capacities, and establishing purpose. Each pillar provides ideas, proposals and tools to establish a working environment that ensures employees’ wellbeing. The initiative also includes 120 models that can be implemented in the workplace, and act as executive instruments for meeting the requirements of the Workplace Happiness and Wellbeing Guide, launched by the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing in March 2018.
The Health and Wellbeing Pillar focuses on ideas to enhance workplace wellbeing by promoting mental and physical health, emotional intelligence, psychological flexibility, and mindfulness.
The workplace wellbeing models offer practical applications to achieve balance in professional life, and establish an environment that embraces best practices and promotes wellbeing.
In this pillar, the models focus on professional workplace relations and their role in enhancing workplace wellbeing by promoting a positive team spirit and establishing a culture of effective communication.
The pillar also concentrates on the reciprocity between workplace wellbeing and good professional relationships, as well as the impact it has on performance levels. It provides a range of tools and ideas to strengthen workplace bonds and boost performance and productivity.
The Achieving Capacities pillar highlights the importance of empowering employees, building their capacities, and developing their skills, which, in turn, promotes workplace wellbeing and paves the way for further ideas and programmes to develop human resources and improve efficiency and performance.
This pillar highlights practices that catalyse achievement in the workplace, which include recognising and celebrating accomplishments, providing learning and development opportunities, and constantly motivating staff members.
This pillar is geared towards clearly establishing the link between individual purpose and corporate goals. It seeks to integrate employees’ individual purpose for a meaningful life and career, with the organisation’s vision, which seeks to achieve a set of stated objectives.
Establishing a common purpose enhances workplace wellbeing and boosts performance and productivity, by drawing attention to the importance of the common goals all team members are working to achieve.