Consulting firm Engaged Strategy has today launched Potentia into the Australasian market. The innovative science-based interactive learning platform is designed to build employee wellbeing while simultaneously strengthening organisational wellbeing and improving the bottom line.
Developed by some of the world’s top minds in positive psychology, Potentia is an e-learning platform that builds resilience, as well as many other skills, to help organisations, and individuals, perform at the top of their game. Potentia’s primary focus is utilising neuroscience and positive psychology-based practices to increase employee engagement, wellbeing, and productivity.
Potentia Labs CEO, Dustin Milner, has seen the organisational performance conversation evolve and argues that innovative companies consider the whole wellbeing of their corporate culture.
“We are excited to be at the forefront of business health and performance improvement and proud to partner with Engaged Strategy in bringing Potentia to the Asia Pacific region,” said Mr Milner.
Engaged Strategy’s Managing Director, Chris Roberts, says the purpose of Potentia is to build effective work and life skills for employees, which, in turn builds a resilient and innovative organisation.
“Building these skills helps people become more focused and engaged in their work, which allows them to be more productive while simultaneously building their wellbeing and helping them communicate much more effectively with one another, which of course has profound positive benefits for the organisation,” said Mr Roberts.
“The unique aspect about Potentia is that it’s like having a positive psychology coach in-house working with employees, with the effects of this positive change flowing through the entire organisation.
“The result is better outcomes such as lower absenteeism, higher loyalty, and greater discretionary effort which flow into the bottom line,” said Mr Roberts.
The stakes are high and much is to be gained by organisations focused on the improvement of staff wellbeing and engagement.
The costs of absenteeism in Australia in 2015 was reportedly $44 billion – the average cost being $578 per employee, per absent day. And even if a staff member comes into the office but isn’t feeling 100 per cent, presenteeism in Australia is costing organisations $35 billion.
Potentia is not only cost effective (the investment starts from literally the cost of a cappuccino per employee per month), it’s simple, easily accessible and facilitates lasting change. A person only needs to invest a few minutes a day completing missions and achieving goals. The system promises an enticing gamification approach and the user is encouraged by rewards.
“The important thing is the tool is based on effecting permanent behavioral change because it’s accessible every day,” said Mr Roberts.
Potentia can be used on smart phones, tables and desktop devices. It’s available for implementation by entire organisations or individuals.
Engaged Strategy is a strategic consultancy that focusses on helping businesses grow by developing fresh customer, marketing, staff engagement, customer research and organisational strategies. Christopher Roberts is an Industry Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia.
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