What is Team Wellbeing?

Hang with us for a moment. We’re about to get a little bit academic…

Team wellbeing is confidence that a group of people have the ability, tools, and support
to sustain group membership and productivity.

It’s a lot to wrap your head around. We get it. So let’s break it down. 

  • Confidence: It’s that “Yeah, we’ve got this” feeling. Whatever comes our way, we’re going to handle it. (It’s one of those key components of resilience.)

  • Sustain group membership: Show turnover issues the door. Team members are in it for the long-term.

  • Sustain productivity: Now we’re talking energy issues and the ability to meet demand, day in and day out.

High levels of team wellbeing are predictive of increases in employee engagement and retention, a sense of belonging, interest in advancement, and overall performance. We’re talking good things.


From Individual to Team

Most companies focus on employee wellbeing. But what about the dynamics that exist when employees come together? How well are they managing their resources, supporting each other, communicating clearly, and creating an environment where they all feel like they belong?

In 2017, we developed a model for team wellbeing. Then we validated it in a study of 1,000 professionals. We proved that team wellbeing is predictive of how ambitious members are in their careers, how likely they are to stay with their organization, and how productive they feel.

 
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Be A Place Where People Can Be Their Best

Most organizations focus their efforts on individual health and wellbeing–especially physical and financial. But we all know that our best personal intentions can fly right out the window if our managers, leadership, and even clients don’t do their part to support it.

15Be shows professionals how to take ownership of their own wellbeing. There are a lot of habits and behaviors that come into play. But our core messages center around courage and conversation. How do you gain the confidence to set boundaries and ask for what you need? And how do you approach those critical conversations?

For leaders, we build a related set of skills. Managers learn how to support their team’s wellbeing goals while still meeting real-world performance management demands. By helping people manage capacity, managers win with sustained (there’s that word again) ability to make big things happen.


Follow the Path to Wellbeing

Contact us to learn how improving team wellbeing can transform your organization.