Leading Venue Sourcing Platform Raise Awareness For Wellbeing In The Events Industry
As an industry that is known for putting in a lot of extra hours, clocking up a lot of mileage throughout many different time zones, not to mention juggling the logistics for a number of high profile events; it can have a serious impact on the mental health of the events community.
Each day this week, the venue sourcing company held a lucky dip for an extra day holiday, supplied healthy smoothies and fruit, and introduced new activities (like office morning yoga and lunchtime runs) that provoked people to focus on their wellbeing - something which is often overlooked with the hectic schedules of 2018. The new practices were so successful in boosting energy and motivation that they are now going to be regular fixtures each week. When a team takes better care of themselves, their working relationships, internally and externally, benefit too.
event-venues.com also brought in digital entrepreneur and digital detox evangelist, Tanya Goodin who held an eye-opening talk to the team on why it's so hard to put your smartphones down - but why it is imperative people do so.
Key takeaways included:
- Offcom findings that 59% of people are addicted to their device
- Software is designed to be addictive
- The Majority of people spend an entire day each week on social media
- Harvard Business Review found that IQ is reduced by 10 points just by having a smartphone facedown, and even switched off, on the desk.
- Worst of all, most spend more time looking at screens than sleeping
Tanya advised the team to "think of your screen time like junk food, have it in moderation".
The team are now considering implementing a 'no phone zone' in certain meeting rooms and seating areas.
The week came to a close with head, neck and shoulder massages from a professional masseuse who came into the office.
The #EventWell18 campaign, started by EventWell Ltd; seeks to raise awareness around the importance of empathy, culture and self-care within the often stressful events industry. It also seeks to change our relationship as event professionals with our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
The venue finding company is part of live events agency Clive, who focus heavily on their culture in order to promote productivity, employee retention and overall wellbeing within the team.
For further information, visit, www.event-venues.com, or connect with event-venues on Facebook @EvenuesCom or on Twitter and Instagram @E_Venues or call +44 (0) 3300 535710.
For further media information, contact:
Christian Apthorpe, Marketing Manager, event-venues.com
Tel: +44 (0) 3300 535710
Notes to editors
• The event-venues team currently operates out of London and Dublin offering venue expertise which spans the globe.