High performance is still the ultimate goal…not wellbeing
At NEP we believe you can have wellbeing without high performance…but you can’t have high performance without wellbeing.
In other words, if wellbeing is your goal you won’t necessarily get performance. But if high performance is your goal, wellbeing will be a necessary part of the journey. In addition, wellbeing needs to be tailored to the person and the person needs to be coached how to link wellbeing to achieve performance.
Wellbeing programs are difficult to implement without alienating people
Let’s face it, wellbeing means different things to different people. No point focussing on just standard wellbeing programs e.g. offering yoga or bootcamp or meditation or mindset classes and expecting everyone to get involved. While it’s lovely in theory to say that wellbeing looks and smells a certain way, it’s different for everyone, so allowing people to choose what works best for them is the best way to get wellbeing into a culture which promotes performance.
So let’s be honest about the real goal and stop ticking the wellbeing box
Basically I would love people to hire us to make them feel good but not one of our clients (from small business to the large corporates) has ever hired us to do that – we just don’t get hired until people can see a return on investment which is usually always measured in increased revenue or employee staff costs – and quite frankly you really only get that when people know how to channel their wellbeing into performance.
In short – you can have both wellbeing and high performance
Let’s just be honest that high performance is still generally the ultimate goal for companies. And that’s more than ok – if high performance is properly coached you get to have both.