The GFHC 20:20 Workplace Mental Health Well Being Study was established in August 2019 to determine the current Workplace Mental Health Well Being status, in turn determining an overall 'ranked profile' of 4 ‘Workplace Fulfilment Influencers’, (Organisation Leadership, interaction with Colleagues; job satisfaction in Role; alignment with workplace Culture), combined with the corresponding ‘Coefficient of Workplace Mental Health Well Being’. Upon validation of the Study in January 2020, the official 'GHFC 20:20 Profiler', including access to the Profile Questionnaire along with the corresponding individual Profile Report, was launched in Australia.
The original study was created by a group of professionals, all who have experienced not only long careers over a cross section of industry sectors, but also have themselves experienced the impacts of an unhealthy workplace in terms of mental health well being.
'The GHFC is committed to ensure everyone has an opportunity to better understand their Workplace Mental Health Well Being, feeling both enabled and empowered to take assertive steps, wherever possible, to enhance their workplace mental health well being environment.'
Each qualitative response submitted is then quantified using The GHFC 20:20 scoring template. The interpretation of each score will reflect on the individual's 'Workplace Fulfilment Influencers', be that Colleagues, Workplace Culture, Role/Job or Organisation Leadership. The objective being to construct a profile foreach participant of their current Primary through to Quaternary Workplace Fulfilment Influencers, so as to review and consider when implementing strategies to support their own Mental Health Well Being in the Workplace.
When responding to the questions in this section of the Profile Questionnaire you are ranking in order of your level of feeling towards 4 'sources/influencers of fulfilment' in your current workplace. In short: What makes you get out of bed each working day? Example: 'I get up each morning motivated to catch up with my colleagues and hear their latest news'. Or, 'I get up each morning excited that I work in a place that has a culture of doing the right thing for their staff and their customers'. Or, 'I get up each morning enthused by the prospect that I really enjoy my job/role. (Note: base your response on job/role satisfaction, not on salary/security); I've found my niche and love it'. Or, 'I get up each morning reassured that I will be treated with respect by the leadership team; given every opportunity to make a positive contribution at which ever level I choose'. All the above could be your 'Primary' Influencers, however your task is to rate your Influencers in order of most fulfilling, from 'Primary' to 'Quaternary'.
The key to framing your responses ion this section is to 'not to overthink it'. For each Influencer you do have 3 opportunities to rank/rate how often you feel fulfilled alongside that Influencer, (from 'Always' to 'Sometimes' to 'Never'). Your 'No 1 Ranking' being based on how you most often feel; with your 'No 3 Ranking' relating to the least level of fulfilment you feel. The two responses not selected are those that are seldom, or never, felt by you in relation to the corresponding Influencer. For example on the whole you may feel happy with your Job 'some of the time' as 1st Choice, 'most of the time' as 2nd Choice, and 'infrequently' as your 3rd Choice. This would indicate that overall you gain some fulfillment from your Role/Job, however it could be more fulfilling.
In terms of our Benchmark Study of over 1,000 Profile Questionnaire submissions, we have received responses from multiple industry sectors; 4 global locations; with an average age 45; the gender mix being 44% female; 56% male.
Current indications suggest that the Primary workplace fulfilment influencer is our Role (Job satisfaction); Secondary our Colleagues; Tertiary our Workplace Culture; Quaternary our Organisation's Leadership.
The unique 'GHFC 20:20 Scoring Template', as applied to the 'frequency of feeling responses' provides for a 'Coefficient of Workplace Mental Health Well Being' (WMHWB) which is then mapped on to the WMHWB spectrum, consisting of a 'Healthy zone' and an 'Unhealthy zone', with varying shades in between.
In terms of overall workplace mental health well being, the average benchmark coefficient score is 25, indicating a borderline 'Healthy' to 'Unhealthy' response.
The individual perceptions of their own workplace mental health well being indicate:
In other words 65% of survey participants regard their workplace as a 'mentally healthy' environment for them, with 35% regarding their workplace as being a 'mentally unhealthy' environment for them.