The Workplace Wellness Project

 

IT'S A BRAVE NEW WORK

Real-time content creation changed the rules on distribution and control, with users now generating billions of pieces of content each day. Similarly, the rise of sharing economies brings people into contact in novel ways. In response, a new type of work has emerged to support and protect companies, their consumers and their communities.

At times intellectually challenging and emotionally taxing, this work places unique responsibilities and challenges upon today’s technology organizations and their employees.

 

THE COST OF CARING

Coming into direct contact with difficult content has both professional and personal impact. Decreased productivity, absenteeism, burnout, and high turnover are all common. But so are deterioration in physical and mental health, including sleep disturbance, relational impairments and harmful coping strategies.

We know from research across various trauma-related fields that individuals and groups who employ ongoing social support and resiliency techniques can more successfully continue doing important – but difficult – work.

In fact, resilience training is now considered a necessary best practice for front-line employees managing some of the world’s most difficult and challenging content.

 

 

A PRACTICAL APPROACH

We employ accessible, easy-to-use techniques that draw on current research in neurobiology and psychology, along with our expertise developed during thousands of hours of trauma-related fieldwork.

Our framework helps employers support managers and workers throughout their employment, beginning with the recruitment process and, when necessary, through organizational exit.

Most importantly, our comprehensive approach to psychoeducation is the most effective way to engage and empower employees to play an active role in ongoing, sustainable self-care.

Our practices are consistent with the Technology Coalition Guidelines for Employee Resilience (2013).

 

WE KNOW TECH, TOO

Our team has been working with prominent organizations in the technology community since 2011.  Our confidential clients are among the world’s most visited social media, video, and content distribution platforms.

Our experience gives us a deep understanding of the population of employees who seek to work in these dynamic environments. We understand the unique demands of the work and how to create a broader culture of resiliency and support in this organizational context.

Learn more about us and how we work.

It's A Brave New Work

Real-time content creation changed the rules on distribution and control, with users now generating billions of pieces of content each day. Similarly, the rise of sharing economies brings people into contact in novel ways. In response, a new type of work has emerged to support and protect companies, their consumers and their communities.

At times intellectually challenging and emotionally taxing, this work places unique responsibilities and challenges upon today’s technology organizations and their employees.

 

The Cost of Caring

Coming into direct contact with difficult content has both professional and personal impact. Decreased productivity, absenteeism, burnout, and high turnover are all common. But so are deterioration in physical and mental health, including sleep disturbance, relational impairments and harmful coping strategies.

We know from research across various trauma-related fields that individuals and groups who employ ongoing social support and resiliency techniques can more successfully continue doing important – but difficult – work.

In fact, resilience training is now considered a necessary best practice for front-line employees managing some of the world’s most difficult and challenging content.

 

A Practical Approach

We employ accessible, easy-to-use techniques that draw on current research in neurobiology and psychology, along with our expertise developed during thousands of hours of trauma-related fieldwork.

Our framework helps employers support managers and workers throughout their employment, beginning with the recruitment process and, when necessary, through organizational exit.

Most importantly, our comprehensive approach to psychoeducation is the most effective way to engage and empower employees to play an active role in ongoing, sustainable self-care.

Our practices are consistent with the Technology Coalition Guidelines for Employee Resilience (2013).

 

We Know Tech, Too

Our team has been working with prominent organizations in the technology community since 2011.  Our confidential clients are among the world’s most visited social media, video, and content distribution platforms.

Our experience gives us a deep understanding of the population of employees who seek to work in these dynamic environments. We understand the unique demands of the work and how to create a broader culture of resiliency and support in this organizational context.

Learn more about us and how we work.

 

 

 

GET IN TOUCH

Let’s talk more about our evidence-based approach and
how we partner with your HR
and management teams to
build the right support program.

info@theworkplacewellnessproject.com
510.541.4076

Learn more about us and our approach.

 
 

Program Support Designed For Teams

We work with each client to develop training and on-going support programs based on your unique needs.

Through experience we’ve found that team size and make up, use of the physical space, policy and procedures, and the nature-of-work all play a role in shaping individual and organizational needs.

In partnership with your HR, management and frontline teams we can identify the various educational, screening and support services that will be most appropriate for your organization’s unique needs and goals.

While our programs are designed in collaboration with each client, they typically include components such as:

Training for managers and hiring professionals on how to identify at-risk candidates early in the recruitment cycle

Psycho-educational programs to draw awareness to the possible impact of the work on front-line employees

Education and support for team members with group workshops, individual techniques for developing resiliency, and workspace optimization

Fostering a culture of support and a framework for employees to engage with one another and managers

 

Who We Are 

The Workplace Wellness Project was founded by Naheed Sheikh, Psy.D. and Stefania Pifer, M.A.

Prior to her graduate studies in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute, in Berkeley California, Stefania spent six years working at Google as a member of their global agency team.

She met Naheed during her studies at the Wright Institute, where Naheed trains graduate psychology students in her role as the Training Director of the School-Based Collaboration Program.

Together, these two colleagues have a unique perspective, combining years of technology, cultural and organizational skills, with the treatment of trauma, complex trauma, and vicarious trauma in clinical and community settings.

Naheed and Stefania have developed integrative interventions to address personal and organizational wellbeing and the impact of vicarious trauma as a result of engagement with stress inducing content - online and offline.

 

GET IN TOUCH

Let’s talk more about our evidence-based approach and
how we partner with your HR
and management teams to
build the right support program.

theworkplacewellnessproject@gmail.com
510.541.4076