IB prioritizes Well-Being in relation to Work and Boosts Mental Resilience and Work-Life Balance

Client

Our client is the International Baccalaureate® (IB) which offers a continuum of international education through high quality educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19. Every school authorized to offer IB programmes is known as an IB World School.

 

Ambition

Our client is very much engaged in developing lifelong learners who thrive and make a difference. And they practice what they preach. To continue to be the leading brand in the global educational marketplace their own teams need to be mentally fit and resilient in the rapidly changing organization.

More specifically IB wants to guide their top performers to grow their adaptability muscle and thus prevent burnout and absence costs. IB also wants to support their employees to improve their work-life balance which is a serious challenge as many people work with colleagues and clients in various time-zones. And last but not least it is important for IB to build sustainable and positive connections across various expert centers within the organization.

 

Solution

Launch of the IB annual well-being plan. This project takes a holistic approach with the vitality wheel, for sustainable employability and conscious working and living. The vitality wheel is a sustainable, structured and measurable vitality programme based on scientific evidence.

It involves action learning experiences, centered around nature-connection, nutrition & healthy lifestyle, meditation & breathing and stress-relief. Short daily LIVE online interventions before, after or during working hours, with the guidance of well-being experts from around the world. You do it together with your colleagues. Together it is easier and more fun. All sessions are being recorded and are available after every course for a sustainable impact.

 

Result

Every course has been measured with science-based online questionnaires before and after the well-being interventions.

Results include:

  • 19.9% less psychological fatigue
  • 23.7% less stress symptoms
  • 2.6% more resilience at the workplace
  • Participant rate the well-being interventions with 9 out of 10

 

This is what participants value in particular:

  1. A safe space was created (even possible online)
  2. Regularity and Variety of the programme and the Adaptability to the needs of the group
  3. Connection with colleagues and the positive effect of working on mental health and personal power, together

 

‘This week was a laundry for the brain. It created a calm and cleaning effect on the mind’ – Participant

‘It is as a date you have with yourself, an invitation to STOP’ – Participant

‘The period of a year of regular practice/working on (mental) well-being has helped to discover who I am and to be aware of who I was and also who I like to be(come)’ – Participant