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Holistic wellbeing: the 5 areas of Corporate Wellbeing according to Trainect

The world of work has become increasingly fluid, especially after the pandemic: the boundaries between private life and working life are fluid, work spaces are fluid, the boundaries of company functions and roles are fluid towards a systemic vision of the organization.

The systemic approach requires that a complex system, such as an organization, be considered as a whole, with all its interconnected parts and the relationships between them. Each part of the system affects the system as a whole, and vice versa.


It is essential to apply the same vision also when speaking of working well-being, considering the person as a whole within the workplace. In Trainect we approach well-being from a holistic point of view by considering the human being in its entirety on the one hand, and the dynamics of interconnection between the different dimensions on the other. Chronic stress, for example, can affect our physical, mental and emotional health, while a strong sense of contentment, conversely, can promote health in all of these areas.


In Trainect we have identified 5 spheres of Corporate Wellbeing, closely interconnected.


Physical well-being

The physical sphere of corporate wellness focuses on the physical health of employees and includes:

  • maintaining a balanced diet

  • regular exercise

  • the prevention of illnesses and injuries

Promoting physical well-being in the company can take many forms including:

  • Offer fitness programs and physical activities to improve cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility or stretching and yoga classes to improve posture, reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation

  • Provide ergonomic and comfortable workspaces to reduce musculoskeletal pain and fatigue and promote good posture while working

  • Promote a balanced diet and provide healthy food options, such as fresh fruit, vegetables and low-calorie snacks

  • Promote the practice of active breaks, such as short walks, breathing exercises or stretching, during the working day.

Creating healthy habits is one of the main elements of wellness success.At Trainect we believe in well-being breaks and we engage teams to organize collective moments in which to explore well-being issues.

Enjoy a wellness break with the advice of Trainect: click here to find your balance between mind and body!



Mental well-being

The corporate wellness mindset is relatively recent. In fact, historically it was preferred to consider emotions and mental health as something extraneous to the world of work in a clear boundary between "person inside and outside work". Especially post-pandemic, with the exponential growth of work-related psychological difficulties, this dualistic and simplistic vision has failed, thus starting to also consider the sphere of mental well-being in the workplace. This sphere includes:

  • stress reduction

  • the prevention of burnout

  • prevention and psychological support

Work can be a source of stress, anxiety and depression, and it is therefore important that companies are attentive to the mental health of their employees. Promoting mental wellbeing in the company can take many forms including:

  • Offer stress management programs to help employees manage work pressures and reduce their stress with practical advice on how to organize their time and schedule effectively

  • Offer psychological support to employees who may have mental health or personal issues

  • Promote, through concrete behaviour, the importance of rest and work-life balance, for example by providing flexibility at work


Emotional well-being

Even the emotional sphere, like the mental one, is of recent interest in the working world. Historically the emotional aspects were kept outside the office doors in an almost "robotic" vision of the human being. In reality, especially today that we find ourselves in a world defined by the experts BANI (fragile, anxious, non-linear and uncertain), the emotional sphere is strategic for working at our best and respond effectively to the speed of change.

The emotional sphere of corporate well-being is mainly focused on:

  • awareness of one's emotional state

  • management of emotions

  • stress management

Promoting emotional well-being in the company can take many forms including:

  • Activities such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing for stress management and burnout prevention

  • Flexible work policies allowing employees to take the time to take care of themselves and maintain a good emotional balance

  • Training initiatives through video courses and webinars on emotion management, relaxation techniques and self-help

  • Promotion of the culture of continuous feedback to develop listening and transparent discussion



Social welfare

The social sphere of corporate wellbeing focuses on the social relationships of employees within the workplace. Today we often find ourselves in a hybrid work scenario where the ability to communicate, interact with others and have healthy relationships is essential to ensure, in addition to efficiency and productivity, a good level of worker health. The sphere of social welfare therefore includes:


  • the promotion of collaboration and teamwork

  • creating an inclusive environment

  • the provision of opportunities to develop social relationships

Promoting social welfare in the company can take many forms including:

  • Organize training and team building activities to create a sense of community and a collaborative work environment through team games, problem solving workshops and outdoor team activities.

  • Offer mentoring programs to help employees develop meaningful relationships with their colleagues and managers

  • Promote an inclusive and collaborative work environment through the adoption of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) policies and the promotion of volunteering and social responsibility initiatives

  • Promote open and transparent communication between employees and managers to build healthy relationships, reduce stress and uncertainty by nurturing the culture of constructive feedback to build positive interpersonal relationships and effectively manage conflicts on site of work

At Trainect, we believe that fostering positive social relationships among employees can help improve employee efficiency, productivity and satisfaction.

Would you like to discover Trainect's advice on how to create positive relationships in the workplace? Click here!


Financial well-being

The financial well-being of employees is an important aspect of the health and success of companies. An employee who is in good financial health is generally less stressed and more focused on work, which can help improve efficiency and productivity.Promoting financial well-being in the company can take many forms including:

  • Offering financial education programs to teach you about financial planning, debt management, and building an emergency fund.

  • The promotion of financial management awareness with advice on managing debt, building an emergency fund, encouraging employees to save for the future, and invest in opportunities that meet their financial needs

  • The creation of employee compensation policies that may include offering benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and tax-saving options.


What is the most important sphere of wellness for your organization?

Find out through the Trainect Wellbeing Assessment.

Book a free call to design the strategy of Wellbeing more suitable for your company.


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