employee Wellbeing & Performance

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 Beyond technology innovation, the future of work will rely on intelligent investment in human potential.

The relationship between wellbeing and performance is clear and undeniable. People perform better when they feel well. When wellbeing drops, so too does performance. This means that investing in employee wellbeing in work and life is key to developing, sustaining, and evolving a high-performance culture.

While we instinctively know that there is a dynamic interaction between wellbeing and performance, most organisations do not have a systematic way of measuring and monitoring this over time. As a result, there are huge blind spots when it comes to knowing which elements of work and life wellbeing are in sync, which are strong, which are suffering, and where intelligent investment should be directed.

Now is the time to look beyond traditional engagement and culture assessments and explore the relationships between wellbeing and performance factors in work and life.

introducing the benny button wellbeing and performance profiler

So what is the Benny Button Profiler going to do you may ask? - good question!

We have developed a self-profiling instrument that touches on 8 science-based wellbeing factors that research has time and again shown us are the most important elements for living and performing at our best. Based on your responses, you will instantly receive a personalised profile to show you how you are currently going on these 8 factors. 

Your profile will help you build a better understanding of what is currently going well, and what you would benefit from improving over the short to medium term. We even offer resources to help begin your wellbeing and performance transformation!

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The Benny Button Wellbeing and Performance Heatmap

We know that our wellbeing and performance are interdependent. 

The Benny Button Heat Wellbeing and Performance Heat Map highlights the importance of synchronising wellbeing and performance by plotting the two dimensions together. This creates a snapshot view of cultural wellbeing and performance, or the ratio of wellbeing ‘Capacity’ to performance ‘Contribution’ for a given population. 

The heat map plots a workforce, team or work area and at a high-level shows how people are going in terms of their wellbeing and performance potential, and what type and level of support and development investment may need to be allocated and targeted.

The Benny Button Wellbeing and Performance Heatmap

The Benny Button Wellbeing and Performance Heatmap

“Our Heat Map is the single most important picture of the human experience in life and work.”
— Dr. Adrian Medhurst - Benny Button



A systematic methodology underpins the work we do and this ensures impact is achieved and embedded. Through this methodology, organisations, leaders, and employees are guided through a cycle of three interdependent phases. 


the starter pack

introduce the value of work-life wellbeing & performance initiatives without the complexity of strategising and committing to a huge contract and roll out right off the bat.

We understand that integrating new employee and cultural development initiatives within a company can come with many hurdles to jump. Whether there is apprehension around trying something new and innovative by comparison to more traditional approaches to employee and culture transformation, or uncertainty with regard to budgeting, resourcing, leadership commitment, or internal politics. No hurdle is insurmountable, but it can be helpful to find a safe and effective first step to take, and that is the purpose of this guide!

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The real costs of stress in our workplaces

In this short video, Dr Adrian Medhurst breaks down the statistics of how much stress is costing our workplaces and why it is so important to draw our attention to it.

This keynote was filmed at the 2018 ThinkTank Corporate PA Summit. If you would like to see where Dr Adrian Medhurst is speaking next, head over to our Events page here

Or alternatively get in contact with us at hello@bennybutton.com.


The relationship between performance and wellbeing

In this short video, Dr Adrian Medhurst sets the framework for employee performance and wellbeing, breaking down the main quadrants that we all fall into.

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What our clients Say -

“The tools and approach Benny Button provided has dramatically improved my adherence to holistic wellbeing. The focus on accountability is driving results for me too. I’ve built these “challenges” into my everyday routine, so the results are sticking and making a lasting impact. There’s a noticeable number of people in the wider team taking action, which is inspiring. We’ve seen one team member create the hashtag #bennybuttonmoment, which is catching on.”
— Simon Mosely - Sales Director, General Mills ANZ
The success of the Benny Button program was contingent on showing some vulnerability as a leader and being part of the program alongside of your team. We needed to create a safe place for people to say how they felt or what was bothering them. Once the team started sharing it was overwhelming how much they had to say! It also made me realise that I was prioritising everything else in my working life and forgetting about my own wellbeing. As a result, I now block out 5 minutes of my day to shut the door and breathe. I have also taken steps to improve my physical health and have started exercising 6 out 7 days for the past 9 weeks and have lost 9kg. The actions of our people are what inspired me to get moving again.
— Chad Stephenson - State Manager, BlueScope Steel
Benny Button has a contemporary approach to people analytics. It is important for our business to understand the employee experience on a global scale in ways that link wellbeing with performance, engagement, and culture. I believe their science-based methodology and thought-leading data visualisations will give us the means to better understand and support our people.
— Elise Morris - People and Culture Director, Swisse
We’ve partnered with Benny Button to gain meaningful insights about our people’s wellbeing, productivity and engagement. The data has helped us understand our strengths and opportunities to direct our investment accordingly into activities that have more impact with our people.
— Julie Kirk - Global Head of People, eNett
I cannot recommend Dr Adrian Medhurst highly enough, either in the capacity of a keynote speaker, or as a facilitator. Adrian really takes the time to get to know the audience and tailors his messages and content accordingly, and he is a delight to work with from an event organisers perspective. Even better still, the feedback from delegates is always exceptional. Thanks Adrian.
— Cass Brownlow Davies - ThinkTank Media