New Vision Zero Guide on Wellbeing: Meet Stavroula Leka – main author of the new guide
Over time, it has been globally adopted that wellbeing at our workplace is equally important as safety and health. However, many organisations still find it difficult to work with wellbeing in a concrete and structured way. The new official Vision Zero Guide on Wellbeing provides guidance to all organisations on how to implement a preventive approach to managing work-related psychosocial risks and promote wellbeing at work.
The new Vision Zero Guide on Wellbeing is commissioned by ISSA and developed by a group of international experts. Stavroula Leka, Professor and Director or the Lancaster University Centre for Organizational Health & Well-being and main author explains:
“The ISSA Vision Zero Strategy recognises that while all pillars of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing are important, many organisations are more advanced in their safety management than in the management of health and wellbeing. This Guide provides comprehensive guidance on how wellbeing at work can be promoted through the approach of Vision Zero.”
The guide considers that organisations will be at different stages of development in relation to wellbeing, However, Stavroula Leka points out that in essence, the guide is aimed at anyone who wants to contribute to workplaces in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, is able to cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively. Furthermore, it provides systematic guidance on how organizations can develop a healthy psychosocial work environment.
“This Guide aims to support leaders and managers by providing ample background information on wellbeing at work including a wellbeing maturity model tool. This tool aims to help enterprises of all sizes and economic activities to understand their prevention level in relation to wellbeing at which the organisation is operating. It also provides guidance on how to reorientate organisational practices towards reaching a proactive or creative level of wellbeing in an organisational setting,” Professor Stavroula Leka elaborates.