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How health and wellbeing can help or hinder high performing teams

Team dynamics is a topic we have been exploring recently and have been looking at how

the key factor in building high performing teams is psychological safety, or in other words, TRUST. When we are in a good place, feeling connected, confident and safe our bodies release 'feel-good' chemicals oxytocin and seratonin, which in turn make us feel better about ourselves. However, when feeling stressed, defensive or under threat cortisol and adrenaline are produced and when these chemicals stay in the body too long, they can create unpleasant physical feelings and be quite unhelpful for our behaviours and general wellbeing.

Conflict, or a lack of trust within teams can be the trigger of some of these unhelpful chemicals and can hinder positive interpersonal relationships and team performance. So not only is good health and wellbeing beneficial for lots of personal reasons at an individual level, it is also essential to foster trust and a positive team dynamic.

A new collaboration

We're delighted to be able to share the news that we will be working in partnership and collaboration with Lyn Hatch.

Picture of a smiling Lyn Hatch wearing a moss green top, taken outside
Lyn Hatch - Feel Well Health and Coaching

Lyn is a Health Coach and founder of Feel Well Health and Wellness Coaching. Lyn has over 20 years' previous experience in the corporate environment and is a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach and an i3 accredited coach.

You can find out more about the role of health coaching in this infographic.

We will be sharing lots of interesting content in collaboration with Lyn around the topic of employee health and wellbeing, including 4 pillars of health:

Food • Movement • Sleep • Relaxation

Lyn says:

"Changing our health is a behavioural change process and a change in our behaviour long term – in something as vital as our health – can be supported by health coaching."

There is SO much we can do to boost health outcomes simply by making small changes to what we call ‘modifiable lifestyle factors’. Self-awareness and the acceptance that certain behavioural patterns (or habits) and choices we make are unhelpful for our physical and emotional wellbeing is the key starting point." Lyn shares some key questions for leaders to ask about the health and wellbeing environment in their organisation:

• Has your culture shifted and does it need some tweaks to support a healthier workforce? • Do your staff need to enhance their resilience to cope with the stresses and strains of their roles and other internal or external challenges? • Is employee health and wellbeing now so important that it is something which you can’t afford not to address properly?

"It shouldn’t have taken a global pandemic to push people’s health and wellbeing to the top of the corporate agenda as a critical business continuity issue." CIPD's health-wellbeing-work-report-2021

You can find out more about Lyn and her journey to becoming a health coach, and more information on her website or her Linked In page.

We look forward to sharing lots of useful content and resources in the coming weeks and months as part of this partnership.

Article written by Trevor Norman from Tribero Ltd.

Please note this is not a sponsored or paid partnership.


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