Be Well, Work Well

To succeed and thrive, we need to embrace practices that energize us and prioritize our well-being to be our best selves at home, work or in our communities.

Four top findings about the benefits and impact of employee well-being

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    A commitment to healthy behaviors is more important than choosing “the right" habits.

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    Inclusive leadership and teamwork enable well-being to thrive.

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    Corporate priority + healthy habits = business benefits.

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    Technology boosts well-being.

    "Source: The Well-being Learning Project"

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Be Well, Work Well is PwC’s effort to create an environment where our people are encouraged to bring their best selves to work and are supported in achieving greater well-being by fueling themselves across four dimensions of energy—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. 

When we evolve the way we work and help our people prioritize renewal and their energy management, they can accomplish more, in less time, in a more sustainable manner. With increasing demands on our attention, rapid change and a high volume of information, it’s vital to prioritize our well-being to sustain ourselves and inspire others to do the same.

Well-being is also a leadership skill. Be Well, Work Well gives our people the tools and resources they need to be better leaders—at work, at home and in their communities—by leading with compassion, resiliency and inspiration.

We created a Habit Bank that gives our people practical ideas to help them make changes in their everyday lives. Try it out! Use them at home, share them at work and with your community.

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PwC people describe how Be Well, Work Well impacts what they do

How PwC has prioritized well-being

Mental health is an important societal issue. During Mental Health Awareness Month (May 2020), we launched a series of learning simulations to help equip our people with tools to better navigate conversations around mental health and ways to identify when they or those around them may benefit from additional support. Watch the series of short videos and read the companion guides below, then then share them with your colleagues, family and friends to give them the “green light” to talk. More resources will be made available as they develop.

These videos are designed to help you better understand and navigate through mental health-related workplace issues, which includes learning possible signs and signals. They also explore the importance of understanding your own mental health and encourage connecting with others and reaching out for support.

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These videos are designed to help you understand the challenges associated with balancing caregiving and working, as well as how to approach conversations. They also explore how to better support colleagues who are caregivers.

Download our Caregiver Support Companion Guide

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These videos are designed to help you understand the possible challenges associated with workplace anxiety as well as the possible signs of anxiety.

Download our Workplace Anxiety Companion Guide

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What we’ve been up to lately

Innovative benefits packages and employee resources

We’ve led the marketplace in innovative benefits packages and employee resources for our people that include flexible work arrangements and unprescribed sick time. We are providing our people with enhanced benefits during this difficult time, including up to $2,200 in emergency child care, $1,000 of which can be applied to elder care reimbursement, new tools for families working with kids at home and new mental health resources and coaching.

Well-being Learning Project

In January 2020, we conducted a Well-being Learning Project with the Center for Effective Organizations at University of Southern California to assess the impact of corporate well-being efforts. The primary conclusion from this study is that there is a new workplace equation when corporate well-being practices are combined with individual employee commitments to embrace healthy behaviors and attitudes. There is a measurable positive impact not only on the individual but on their teams, client relationships and overall organizational success.

Key findings:

  • A commitment to healthy behaviors is more important than choosing “the right” habits

  • Inclusive leadership and teamwork help enable well-being to thrive.

  • Corporate priority + healthy habits = business benefits.

  • Technology helps boost well-bei

Team planning

In October 2019, we empowered our people to create Be Well, Work Well team plans, using the power of teams to embed well-being into their experience at PwC. We now have almost 30,000 people in team plans (and counting) that include personal and team commitments to well-being practices.

Well-being events

In April 2019, we did what we believe to be the world’s largest corporate group meditation with the help of Calm co-CEO, Alex Tew, with over 10,000 participants.

In December 2018, we launched a kindness campaign, generating at least 3,000+ random acts of kindness. It isn’t too late to participate. Extend an act of kindness and share with us what you did. After all, kindness is contagious!

Our firmwide “On the Move” event on Oct. 2, 2018 drew over 20,000 participants. Thousands of our people stepped away from work for 15 minutes—many in teams—to stretch, walk, run and dance their way to physical energy renewal. For every participant, PwC donated a pair of Bombas socks to homeless veterans across the country, and participants got a free pair, too!

“There’s so much power in bringing people together and having a culture that supports well-being.”

Mike Fenlon,Chief People Officer

What our people are saying

“We can’t express the overwhelming support by our clients. They truly believe that if we take care of ourselves we will be able to take care of them and provide a better experience.”

“It helps with team morale, which increases employee retention and better work products.”

“There is power behind the entire team focusing on habits together! We hold each other accountable which drives behavior change on the ground.”

“We shared our Be Well, Work Well goals with our client, which empowered our team to embrace them even more!”

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Resources

For inspiration on habits to incorporate well-being into your daily routine and stay energized visit our Habit Bank.

Contact us

DeAnne Aussem

DeAnne Aussem

Leadership Development & Well-being Leader, PwC US

Cecilia Tse

Cecilia Tse

Director, Well-being Strategy Leader, PwC US

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