From co-founder break-ups to startup burn-out, the path of the founder can be fraught with stress. A study conducted by American researcher Michael Freeman suggests that even before founders set-up shop they have a pre-existing vulnerability to stress. His 2015 study of 242 entrepreneurs found that a higher proportion of founders reported a lifetime history… Read more »
Today’s R U OK? Day are an important reminder to be kind to yourself and to those around you. You never know who could be silently suffering from life’s ups and downs. This is especially important to be aware of at work. Conservative estimates on the effects of absenteeism suggest it is costing Australian… Read more »
Almost two thirds of Australian workers believe that their employer investing in mental health and wellbeing would improve productivity, a report has found, while 55 percent believe it would reduce sickness and absenteeism.
With startup founders working an average of 64 hours a week and the majority drawing a smaller salary than in their previous role, 96 percent report feeling stressed.
Calling stress “the smoking of our generation”, entrepreneur Danielle Owen Whitford has founded Pioneera to assist in the early identification and reduction of workplace stress.
The Wellbeing Challenge looks to help employers provide structured programs for their employees and help them measure their effect through an app and online dashboard solution.
Kim Nicol, a Silicon Valley meditation teacher, is working to bring a sense of calm, or mindfulness – coming into stillness and gathering your attention into just one place – into tech houses, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.