Today we are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work, connect and interact....

Optimum’s mode of operation highlights that prevention is better (and more cost effective!) than cure. We have the data from across several industries to prove it. ...

People that are well, do well. Despite knowing this statement to be true, the workplace remains an environment where pressure and stress levels...

One point increase in self-reported happiness led to around 12 % increase in productivity, on average, among call centre workers....

A recent survey of 5000 Aussie workers has revealed some surprising results when comparing 2019 to 2023 data on meaningful work....

This is not another instalment from Dr Norman Swan. It is a report on the changes that are happening with a team within a unique business located in Upper Swan....

Worldwide 1.4 billion adults are insufficiently active to achieve positive health outcomes (33% of women and 25% of men). There has been no change in this metric since 2001....

During the pandemic there was an enthusiastic approach from most organisations to implement initiatives designed to assist employees. A great deal of that focus was on managing...

When the lawyers start quoting health and safety legislation, health related statistics and data one must sit up and ponder what may be coming down the litigious channel....

More companies are telling us about the importance they are placing on having a well-considered Employee Value Proposition (EVP)....

You are the leader of the organisation. You are making decisions all the time. The pace of business is ever increasing....

What is an Unsafe Waist Measurement in the Workplace? If you were looking for one thing that you could build ...

Busyness at work is not a measure of success. However, it can reflect the health, wellbeing and overall performance of individuals and the organisation....

Without doubt humans and their collective intellect present as one of the biggest assets of any company. In some cases, it has been shown that it is the people within an organisation that can set one company...

Some of us love numbers…others not so. Some think in pictures…others simply can’t. Combining the two helps to tell a great story....

New work health and safety regulations are here. A person conducting a business or undertaking is now required by law to eliminate or minimise psychosocial risks, as much as is reasonably practical....

There’s a lot to leadership and no two leaders are the same. Over the last three to five years we’ve had the pleasure to work with some dynamic leaders. In this context, our definition of a leader is one who instils a will to improve and considers fellow workers....

We are fortunate enough to work with the organisation Thompson and Redwood. They conduct the bulk of their quality stock feed business in the wonderfully named suburb to the east of Perth - Upper Swan....

Mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression have been evident in our collected data across Australian professional services and mining workforces for the past 5 years. Our findings from over 200,000 data points, pre and post COVID-19...

Several years ago, I read In Defense of Food and surprisingly it was mentioned in a recent meeting when discussing food and performance. So, I went back and reread it and I reckon it could make a wonderful gift for those who have everything...

Those in the C-suite within any business understand the pressures that can appear…from anywhere… anytime. The relentless nature of being an executive in today’s ever changing business environment is felt across all levels of personal health risks....

Managing Mental Health at work needs as many factors aligned as possible. Optimum’s Peer Support Program identifies 5 ways to support your struggling mate at work....

We all may have experienced that mid-afternoon slumber whilst at work. At Optimum, we have found these few tips assist to avoid hitting the wall and make the afternoon as productive as the morning....

Suicide - currently the biggest killer of people under 40 years of age. In Australia, the greatest number of life years lost in 2019 was due to suicide and self-harm, and managers of a younger workforce should take note....

Everyone is aware that sleep deprivation of any sort can be debilitating. Ask a new mum or dad. Ask a shift worker. Or a breakfast radio host. Check in with FIFO employees. All obvious and certainly in need of support to manage sleep and ultimately fatigue....

Even though most forward-thinking companies recognise the impact of employee physical and mental wellbeing on organisational performance, most are yet to adopt evidence-based, metrics-driven practices....

As you probably already know, companies in the mining and services sector have traditionally had a workforce with a higher percentage of males than a VB add. So naturally, companies know a thing or two about managing and supporting a workforce of men...

Get ready: WA’s proposed new Work, Health and Safety (WHS) laws will see a sizeable shift in the way companies go about safety and mental health procedures. Given they’re the biggest changes to Safety laws since the 1980s, companies who aren’t prepared will be more vulnerable than a construction worker...

We know the consequences of the COVID-19 on the well-being of employees in the mining services sector have been far-reaching. But as companies continue to navigate this new normal, there’s an increasing need for more tailored responses to workplace challenges...

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