An indispensable, easy-to-use and fun toolkit, WUP™ offers concrete strategies for individuals, teams and companies to put into practice every day. Use WUP™ as a guide and problem solver, a teaching aid, a consulting method or as an interactive game.
Worldwide, the vast majority of employees across all levels of organisations are less than fully engaged in their work. Well-being of employees is another area of concern, with rising rates of stress, absenteeism and leaveism. Yet, well-being and engagement are the fundamental building blocks of sustainable human performance in the workplace, as, if not more important, as markets, financial fluctuations and technological transformation. What can organisations do to spark well-being and engagement in the workplace, to make working lives more meaningful, to build the culture of resilience and innovation, to ensure the work feels a part of the UPward spiral?
WorkUP™ is an indispensable, user-friendly toolkit of practical strategies that individuals, teams and organisations can easily put into everyday use. Based on new and established theories of optimal workplace functioning and grounded in research findings and real case studies, it suggests multiple ways of enhancing the lived realities of professional environments. Use the WorkUP™ as a problem-solving guide, a book, a set of reminders, a teaching tool, a consultancy resource or an interactive game. Managers, HR specialists, coaches, trainers, psychologists, consultants, occupational therapists and curious individuals will use it as a reference and a dip-in toolbox for years to come, inventing new and different ways of using it.
WorkUP™ consists of 247 cards organised into four categories:
- 61 Problem Cards (red) describe common difficult situations encountered at work. The red set includes a joker card.
- 62 Role Resource Cards (green) refer to characteristics of one’s immediate job essential for meeting basic psychological needs leading to a positive job experience. These are broken into six sub-categories: autonomy, mastery, optimal variety, clarity & structure, positive relationships, and meaningful work.
The green set includes a descriptor card and a joker card.
- 62 Environmental Resource Cards (blue) are the larger-scale characteristics of work context contributing to a positive workplace culture. These are broken into six sub-categories: pay and benefits, climate of trust, manager support, leadership, working conditions, and organisational mission. The blue set includes a descriptor card and a joker card.
- 62 Self/Personal Resource Cards refer to the unique strengths, positive attributes and potential of the individual employee that effect their workplace functioning and can be developed in the workplace. These are broken into six sub-categories: vitality, positive mindset, cognitive flexibility, emotional agility, time competence and personal importance or meaning.
The yellow set includes a descriptor card and a joker card.