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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles at Workplaces (Published in The Guardian of 16/5/2017)

Your company depends on a healthy workforce to be productive and sustainable. To ensure that your team stays healthy, it is essential to promote a culture that emphasizes prevention and wellness. What are your strategies to empower your team members to take charge of their own health? Executives need to look at themselves as role models for their companies. The

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Is Your Business Prepared to Manage Productivity During Ramadan?

In 2011, Leading Productive Lives based in Dallas, Texas in partnership with Dinar Standard, a New York based Research and Advisory firm conducted an extensive survey on “Productivity during Ramadan”. The study focusing on impact of Ramadan on employee productivity was featured on CNN, BBC, Gulf News and other national and international news outlets and provides two key insights: There

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Depression – Let’s Talk (Published in The Guardian of 11th April, 2017)

World Health Organization kicked off their year-long “Depression – Let’s Talk” campaign on the World Health Day on April, 7th.   The campaign is a wake up call to de-stigmatize the conversation around mental illness and encourages people suffering from depression to seek help. Many people suffering don’t seek the help they need because they don’t feel comfortable coming forward. As

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Happiness at Work – Perks or Engagement?

The 5th World Happiness Report 2017 was recently released by the United Nations as an insight into pubic health and economic prosperity. Happiness is increasingly considered the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. The report gives special attention to the social foundations of happiness for individuals and nations by surveying 3,000 respondents in each of

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Responding to Crisis at Workplace (Published in The Guardian of 28th March, 2017)

Last week, we heard with horror about the terror attack at Westminster Abbey, the busiest tourist thoroughfare and the seat of the parliament in London.  Such events remind us that scary, dangerous and stressful situations can happen anywhere: on the street, at a local shop and far too frequently in the workplace. Business leaders are challenged to help employees deal

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How Sleep Deprivation Affects Work Performance (Published in The Guardian of 21/03/2017

“It is common for managers and colleagues to look at a lack of focus or motivation, irritability, and bad decision making being caused by poor training, organizational politics or the work environment. The answer could be much simpler – a lack of sleep.” From The Wake-Up call: The importance of sleep in organizational life, Hult International Business School. In today’s

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Is Employee Health Part of your Business Strategy? (As published in The Guardian of 07/02/2017)

Do you incorporate employee health in your business strategy? Studies have shown results of a healthy workforce that include: 20% more revenue per employee 4% higher profit margin 16% higher market value 27% reduction in sick leave 32% reduction in workers’ compensation and disability management costs According to Harvard Business Review, “Employee wellness programs have often been reviewed as a

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Is your Company Promoting or Preventing the Sitting Disease? (As published in The Guardian of 1/11/2016)

In this column, we discuss the Sitting Disease – the disease of our time and an emerging Public Health concern. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60-85% of the population worldwide does not engage in enough activity, making physical inactivity the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. How many hours each day do your employees sit? At work?  

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