2017 has seen wellbeing gain traction on the boardroom agenda. While absence from work effectively creates a ‘gap’ in your pool of talent, presenteeism can have an equally destructive impact, draining productivity and stopping growth and innovation in their tracks. So, it’s very encouraging to read Peter Simpson’s article on promoting wellness at work. As CEO of Anglian Water, and chair of the BITC’s wellbeing task force, for Peter it wasn’t just a case of reducing absence, but also about tackling the growing costs of medical benefits offered to staff. At Anglian Water the choice was clear – it was time to think differently about keeping people well at work.
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