Health Tech Nov/Dec 2022 "quotes page"
"Do you think the COVID-19 pandemic has raised more awareness on the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace?"
“Certainly, in terms of health in the workplace, the pandemic made it acceptable and expected for people to stay at home when you have cold/flu symptoms whereas previously, many workplaces rewarded attendance under any circumstances, including sickness. In terms of well-being in the workplace, the pandemic focused people's attention to their work life balance and their commute, leading to a general conversation around well-being. Whether this focus remains a priority with the return to workplaces remains to be seen.” - Rosanne Longmore, CEO and Co-Founder of Coroflo
"There's no doubt that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has cultivated a heightened awareness of health and wellbeing for us all – both in the workplace and in our personal lives. The challenges and restrictions we faced also led to an opportunity for us to stop, take stock and reflect on what is most meaningful to us in our lives. It also brought to the surface the reality that we're not just bringing our ‘work’ selves to work, we're bringing our whole selves. The need for deeper empathy and compassion for ourselves and others in the workplace, together with a heightened appreciation of the complex nature of our human experiences and how that can either affect or enhance our productivity at work, has never been so paramount." - Tania Diggory, Founder and Director of Calmer
“Wellbeing is directly correlated to employee satisfaction and engagement and Covid-19 thrust us into the spotlight. We wanted to take care of our team, and also use it as an opportunity to experience something profound together. (That said, we really, really hope it was a one-off).” - Jessica Reeves, Director of People and Brand, Doctify
“It has made us re-evaluate our priorities. We are in a space where the worst has happened. I think people will learn from this and … we are going to be much more aware in the moment. I think people will prioritise themselves [and] know that they are valuable, and the person next to them is valuable, so they will just appreciate [each other] even more.” - Kshitij Jaggi, Founder, Urban Health