Acacial Learning 5UIN Part B Assignment

Based on the group work you have been involved in, and your own research, compile a report for your own organisation’s senior managers (or for another organisation you are familiar with or been involved with) setting out the case for your organisation adopting the concept of employee health and wellbeing, with recommendations for a health and wellbeing programme.

Your report should:
a. Set out and compare the differences between primary and secondary sources you have used and justify your use of these sources, and the validity and reliability of the data you have researched as an individual or as part of the group activity.
b. Identify who the main stakeholders are that you are addressing the report to and analyse their interest and influence in the area being investigated.
c. Using an appropriate mix of diagrammatic and narrative formats, draw conclusions from your own and the group research and make recommendations to the stakeholders you have identified. Justify your conclusions and recommendations by reference to the data analysis you have undertaken.
d. Compile a health and wellbeing programme for your organisation as part of your recommendations.
You should refer to relevant theory and apply theoretical models. All sources of data and information must be appropriately referenced and be contained in a bibliography or reference list. You must indicate in the reference list/bibliography what sources were your own contribution to your report and which came from the group activity.
You can draw upon the research conducted during the group activity but you must also show that you have been able to research further on your own and provide evidence of doing this.

Executive Summary

This report focuses on evaluating the best practice in implementing a health and well-being program in XXX organisation. This has been informed by the fact that one of the core reasons of performance issues has been linked with increased stress. To achieve this aim, a literature review has been carried out with a rationale for the selected area of study being provided. Based on the analysis of the secondary research and analysis, it is evident that having an all-inclusive health and well-being program is essential for an organisation success in terms of performance. The findings of the literature review indicate that health and well-being is a significant issue affecting modern organisations. The situation is complex due to the new changes in employees’ operations in a closed office. In the end, several recommendations have been generated, which could be applicable in XXX implemented by the identified stakeholders to harness their employee’s health and well-being. The issues of burnout leading to mental health, musculoskeletal therapy, and work-life balance. Through the identification of appropriate timelines and costs incurred, the recommendations are practical and realistic.



Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction and Theoretical Context 3

2.0 Stakeholder Analysis. 3

3.0 Research Methodology. 4

3.1 Primary Data Sources. 4

3.2 Secondary Sources. 5

4.0 Data Analysis-Research Findings. 5

4.1 Health and Wellness Impacts to Employees Performance. 5

4.2 Best Practice in Solving the Health and Well-being issues among different Employees. 7

5.0 Conclusions and Recommendations. 9

5.1 Conclusions. 9

5.2 Recommendations. 10

Transfer of new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. 12

References. 13




1.0 Introduction and Theoretical Context

Health and well-being in a workplace are identified as a strategy used in an organisation to maintain a healthy and productive organisational culture. As a result, inappropriate health and well-being lead to increased absenteeism, dysfunctional turnover, and reduced productivity. To affirm this, HSE (2020) report published in the UK noted that 28.2 million working days had been lost as a consequence of work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries. The situation is more complex currently, as pointed out by CIPD (2010) report that indicates that due to increased lockdown and restrictions, including social distancing and self-isolation, employee’s mental health is significantly affected. Through this report, a review of existing literature on workplace health and well-being will be provided and the effectiveness of such strategies identified. In TAQNIA organisation which is a multinational organisation, in Saudi Arabia alone, it employs more than 100 staff. The reviewed literature has been linked to the organisation case to demonstrate its relevance. Also, reliability and validity have been taken into account with the recommendations provided.

In specific, the objectives of this report include;

  • To evaluate the workplace health and well-being issues in context of XXX organisation
  • To establish the best strategy by XXX organisation in enhancing improved health and well-being to improve their overall performance
  • To generate recommendation customised to XXX organisation for developing sustainable health and well-being program in the modern workplace

2.0 Stakeholder Analysis

To identify the interest and influence of selected stakeholders by the findings of this report, the use of the stakeholder matrix is appropriate, as illustrated in figure 1;

The high influence and interest represent the employees who are majorly affected by the health and well-being issues in the organisation. Hence, they are the key players in this project. They have a direct influence on the operations of XXX, and hence their interests must be prioritised. The administration has a high influence but a low interest hence they must be satisfied with the effectiveness of the project. The senior directors and government which regulates the operations of the organisation have low interest and also influence; hence minimal efforts are at play. The stakeholders and competitors with high interest but a low influence will only have to be informed on the operations. This is since they would not have any opposition to the project implementation.Figure 1: Stakeholder Matrix

3.0 Research Methodology

3.1 Primary Data Sources

Primary data include the use of survey, interview, focus groups, and questionnaires used to collect data.  The use of primary data mainly intends to get information and data from the targeted sources. This has the advantage of receiving information that is not distorted but with originality. This is an indicator of improved reliability and validity. Multiple respondents can be used in primary research, which is fast and easy to conduct an analysis.

3.2 Secondary Sources

This is a practice of obtaining resources that are already in existence in distinct databases, websites, and books. In this report, the use of secondary resources has been selected owing to the possibility of enhancing a systematic review. There are different studies available from different databases that have focused on evaluating the most appropriate strategy used by organisation to promote the level of health and well-being. The reviewed sources have been linked with the operations of the organisation in terms of mitigating the issues of stress and wellbeing issues has been evaluated. Additionally, since the literature had been obtained from diverse databases with the engaged authors, level of reliability, and particularly in the XXX operations.

4.0 Data Analysis-Research Findings

4.1 Health and Wellness Impacts on Employees Performance

For evaluating how the health and wellness impact on employee performance, one of the studies by Joyce et al. (2009) can be assessed. The study had noted that while stress and depression top the list of causes of issues with health and wellness, the study equally pointed out the physical aspects, diet, abuse of substances, autonomy, and work control problems. The report had also recommended approaches that are applicable in implementing these programs, which are the evaluation of the employee’s interests, all-inclusive wellbeing, recommendations on dietary programs, and taking part in different physical practices. Also, various programs intended to harness the employee’s ability to stop substance abuse has been provided in the study. Reflecting the study findings in the context of XXX, from personal experience, it is evident that the health and well-being challenges negatively affect the employee’s performance and ability to retain them for long in the organisation. For instance, the stress and burnout levels that have been prevalent in XXXX organisation operations leading to a reduced performance upto 10% and a high employee turnover to upto 40%. In other organisations in Saudi Arabia, from an individual benchmarking, the overall health and wellness issues lead to an increased turnover of approximately 60% and reduced productivity to upto 50% (see figure 2). In the graph, the blue bars indicate how compromised health and wellbeing or stress and burnouts of employees in the organisation has contributed to an increased turnover. The orange bars indicates how the issues contribute to a reduced employee productivity and performance.

Figure 2: Employee health and wellbeing of employees

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