Design Specific Ltd has achieved Commitment Award in a unique collaborative process. A Laughton-based manufacturer with just eight male employees, the business made the most of being a small workplace. A staff health and wellbeing survey was conducted, and the results were discussed collectively at the monthly staff meeting. Instead of choosing one action to be implemented by the business based on the survey results, the team decided to set each one an individual target to work towards depending on their individual health needs, which ranged from losing weight to cutting down alcohol intake and on the number of cigarettes smoked. This way they can all support and celebrate each other’s successes.
To, Bill Taylor, their CEO, the most challenging aspect of the process was to get started and find the time to do it, even though they knew that investing in wellbeing was important. But having the ongoing support of the Wellbeing at Work team and one of their staff members trained to be a ‘Workplace Wellbeing Champion’ was helpful to keep the motivation and share ideas and information about the local support services.