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President’s Column: Wellness in the Workplace. 17 January 2020

Fiona Sanderson at the Solihull Chamber of Commerce
This week, Robert Elliot, president of Solihull Chamber of Commerce, delivered on another of his three point plan promises, including Wellness in the Workplace

This week, Robert Elliot, president of Solihull Chamber of Commerce, delivered on another of his three point plan promises.

He writes:

At the Chamber Awards in October I outlined my next three point plan that included leadership in Diversity and Equality, business engaging with Education, and wellness in the Workplace.

As we enter 2020 I am delighted that this week we completed activity that is committed to this plan.

This week over 40 people attended a Speaker Breakfast celebrating the expertise in Solihull, and surrounding Chamber divisions, in the field of Wellness in the Workplace.

What this morning has proved is that there is a keen spirit to improve Wellness in the Workplace. Individuals and companies are available to make change happen. By listening, acting, preparing and adjusting wellbeing will improve. Management style can increase stress levels, but equally effective management can promote, prevent, protect and embed good practice. Discussions will produce results, any costs incurred will be outweighed by the benefits received.

What is key here is that awareness of good practice will breed good practice.  Work places will improve, and it is likely productivity and staff retention will improve.  What a way to start 2020 and the new decade.

Robert is sales director of Hogarths Hotels.

Pictured (l-r): Robert Elliot with panellists Jade Linton, Fiona Sanderson, Oliver Denton, Donna Johnson, and Sam Frampton, from Solihull Chamber of Commerce

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