• What does a good day at work look like for you?

    A reflection on the ThinkTank Summit Corporate Health and Wellbeing Conference

What does a good day at work look like for you?

What does a good day at work look like?

Pretty hard questions to answer.. (right?)

I was fortunate enough to spend a day last week, listening to a vast array of industry experts, discussing all things Health Wellbeing at the ThinkTank Summit Corporate Health and Wellbeing Conference. The day provided insights into success stories, failures and industry tested techniques.

I find with any speaking forum, I constantly draw parallels between what is being said to the room and my current situations. Surely enough as Dr Aaron Jarden (Head of research at the South Australian health; medical research institute), was welcomed to the floor, I began the internal processes of joining those dots again.

Now, Aaron started off with a captivating story involving him, two friends, machine guns, two swords and three big burly Russian men holding him captive in the remote Russian countryside…Naturally, he had my attention… But what held my attention was the question and discussion points that followed; ‘’What does a good day at work look like to you?’’ Immediately, I started rumbling through the back reaches of my brain, in a scramble attempt to answer that question? Few quick-fire answers came to mind, but nothing I could conjure up, was enough to put that question to bed.

Which lead me to ponder the following points,

What are the makings of a good day at work?
What type of mental/physical state was I in beforehand/during/after to achieve this outcome?

As noted, this is by no means an easy question to answer, perhaps even harder to pinpoint to an exact day, action or feeling. But I settled with the following. A good day at work (for me) is the result of feeling good about what I have achieved.

Typically, when this is the outcome, I have experienced a feeling of complete alignment between my mental and physical states, which affords me the opportunity to be productive. Being my personal opinion,  I found comfort in the fact that by the end of the day, the above thinking seemed to align with the common message conveyed across the expert speaking panel.

A final thought

You will perform at your best’ when your personal health and wellbeing levels are conducive to high productivity environments. A great message that was mentioned in one way or another throughout the day. In no particular order, each expert highlighted physical activity, nutrition, sleep and mental stability of great importance in your quest to discover the best you. Further alluding to the fact that wellbeing is more than just a fruit bowl in the office.

I want to leave you with one last thought. What are you or your organisation doing to achieve a good day at office 325 days of the year? If the answer is nothing, then at the very least you may now know where to start.

Jacob Hall

Regional Sales Manager

With eight years intensive experience in telecommunications, FMCG and elite sports, Jacob thoroughly understands the value of cultivating high performing environments to achieve individual, team and company objectives. Having worked with clients across the globe, Jacob brings leading international trends to our local market, employing a solutions-based approach to connecting people and businesses with products that improve both health and company revenue.

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