Archetype Solutions Group Joins WELCOA in Virtual Event to Spotlight the Need for Workplace Resilience

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Archetype Solutions Group, WELCOA (The Wellness Council of America), and other workspace-wellness leaders such as Laurie Ruettimann and Arianna Huffington collaborated to highlight the need for employer-sponsored, mental health programs to combat the heightened levels of stress, burnout, and depression resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. “The Urgency in Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace,” was held on December 8, 2020, and attracted 850 participants from all sectors of the business community.

The Urgency in Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace Agenda

During the half-day virtual event, presenters showcased various commercially-available technology-based solutions such as apps and online platforms that employers can use to reduce stress and create more resilient workplaces. While many of today’s corporate wellness programs have tended to focus on managing physical health factors such as blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, and glucose levels, this newer generation of purpose-built mental health/employee engagement applications are helping organizations improve the psychological well-being and mental resilience of their teams.

“We enjoyed the opportunity to join WELCOA in an engaging dialogue around solutions that are making a difference in workplace mental wellbeing. The pandemic may have created an acute demand for wellness solutions that help build and maintain resilience, but we're energized by the trend of groups taking a longer-term view on the importance of these offerings,” said Chetan Bagga, CEO of Archetype Solutions Group.

A recent study by Thrive Global found that 75% of employees reported feeling significantly less productive as a result of working from home and pandemic-related disruptions.

“Employers need to act quickly to prevent burnout and maintain employee mental health, but they first need to know what works and how to proceed. WELCOA brought together leading industry experts and innovative new technologies from our Premier Provider Network to give employers better ideas and tools in support of employee well-being now,” said Sara Martin, CEO of WELCOA.

Keynote speakers at the event included Laurie Ruettimann, host of Punk Rock HR Podcast, and Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post and Thrive Global. Physicians, mental health practitioners, and innovators within the mental health community discussed the association between mental wellbeing and workplace productivity.

Solutions such as Ginger on-demand access to therapists and AI-based alerts, and many other tools were showcased. Presenters described how these solutions can be used to support holistic workplace health and employee engagement.

Stress in the workplace costs businesses $300 billion annually in lost productivity, errors, sick leave, and employee turnover, according to the American Institute of Stress. Technology-based solutions that promote composure and reduce stress help increase productivity, workplace engagement, and better business outcomes.

About Archetype Solutions Group: At Archetype Solutions Group, we empower growth in companies in the workplace health, wealth, and performance sectors with a unique strategy, divided into two arms: consulting and venture. Our consulting work specializes in bringing start-up like agility to enterprises in the middle market. Our ventures leverage shared services through Archetype and capital via the Arc Alpha fund. To date, we have invested in 10+ ventures in the workplace health, wealth, and performance industries.

About WELCOA: WELCOA (The Wellness Council of America) is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces. With a 30 year history and more than 4,000 corporate members, WELCOA has an impeccable reputation for helping business and health professionals improve employee well-being and create healthier organizational cultures.

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