Now more than ever, people are working from home at unprecedented levels, with this format of working set to stay for the long term, as we evolve into a hybrid format of home working and in offices. Helping staff deal with the often-inevitable Mess Stress of the collision of home and work life is such a highly practical way of supporting them.
“More than half (60%) of people working from home don’t have a dedicated space, according to a survey from Serenely Sorted.” Huffington Post, April 2021
Enabling your staff focus as well as switch off and find respite from the ‘mess stress’ within the hybrid working model that is now the norm for many will reap rewards for both individual and company alike.
“82% of us have experienced ‘mess stress’ at some point in our lives, with nearly half of respondents (44%) reporting that they experienced it at least weekly.”
Kantar survey commissioned by Serenely Sorted, March 2020
Staff Wellness Programme Options
Each organisation has different specific needs. The options below provide a taster of what’s possible.
Lunch & Learn
A short lunch and learn presentation to give people an insight into the basics of The Serenely Sorted System, with some simple but effective tips to enable them to focus and switch off from work, and begin to address their mess stress.
Here delegates will learn the full Serenely Sorted System and walk away with the full set of tools to implement the system into their lives and homes, with supporting workbooks and materials.
A benefit for specific or senior staff, or appropriate for those able to choose from a package of wellness options, the Six Steps to Sorted 1-2-1 programme is highly effective for those who want or need individual accountability and support.
What are the benefits to individuals and companies?
Not only does The Serenely Sorted System improve staff wellbeing, it enables them to focus better when working from home, as well as making it easier to switch off at the end of the day.
Ability to switch off from work
Everyone needs to be able to switch off from work at the end of the day. This is inevitably more difficult if your desk is the dining room table. Through the techniques learned, staff will understand how to remove the distractions and triggers of work from their enviornment quickly and effectively every day, so fast they will hardly notice it happening.
Greater focus at work
The Serenely Sorted System enables people to focus more without the distractions of the daily debris and 'mess stress' of home life cutting through. With two thirds (64%) of workers saying a messy desk reduces their productivity or causes distractions (Kantar survey, March 2021), even at a basic level there are benefits to getting sorted.
Clearer de-markation between the two
The lines between work and home have inevitably blurred through the pandemic. Indeed, more than half (60%) of people working from home don’t have a dedicated space, according to a Kantar survey commissioned by Serenely Sorted. The Serenely Sorted System helps people divide their time and lives more effectively despite often occupying the same physical space.
Through use of the Serenely Sorted System, staff will feel more relaxed at home. With 82% of people experiencing mess stress at some point, this is worthwhile benefit in itself for any staff wellbeing programme.
Saved 2-3 hours of time every week
Through the behavioural techniques you learn, you will eliminate some of the mess from your life completely and in doing so save time everyday that you would have spent on home chores.
Reduce the drudgery of home chores
Some people are naturally tidy but for many, it feels like we are in a mess/tidy loop that we can never get out of. The Serenely Sorted System reduces the time spent on home chores overall.
Read what HR Professionals and leaders are saying about including Serenely Sorted in their Staff Wellness Programmes
Karin Du Chenne
Chief Growth Officer Africa Middle East, Kantar
Thanks so much for the inspiring session this morning.
What a great reminder it was of the importance of keeping our space organised to support keeping our minds organised – especially in these crazy Covid conditions where so many of us are working from home. The session was very practical and I loved the visual example of what you shared which give each of us immediate first steps to get going with new behaviours.
Culture and Communications Director, The Very Group
The feedback has been fantastic.
Diana joined us as part of a week of wellbeing events which we hosted for our colleagues at The Very Group. Her quick and easy mess-busting tips were exactly what our busy people needed.
HR Manager – Development and Diversity, University of Chester
It was a great session and we had loads of great feedback!
Thanks so much Diana Spellman for speaking about Serenely Sorted at the University of Chester Parents’ Network today. Really great for employee wellbeing especially as we move into home learning again for many parents. Thank you Diana!
Head of Development, Storyhouse
Thank you for delivering this programme to Storyhouse staff!
As our theatre is closed and we work from home more than ever before, having this session to eek out more serenity in our homes was perfect timing. Great feedback already from staff who are already talking about End Homes!
Having worked in the corporate world for 20+ years, Diana Spellman had delivering 100s of training sessions and designed systems and processes to improve efficiencies in the workplace. In developing the unique Serenely Sorted System, she combined her corporate skills with her desire to rid herself of the drudgery of tidying and the work-from-home ‘Mess Stress’ – looking at the age-old task of tidying in a completely new way, and making it more efficient. Now known as The Realistic Home Organisation Expert, and featured in multiple national press, she helps individuals and companies bring serenity into their homes, lives and businesses. Read more.
Book a discovery call to find out the best option for you to support your staff in both switching off from work, and focusing at work.
Articles & Press
Diana Spellman feels passionately about supporting hybrid working, by ensuring the blurred lines at home are sorted. She has written and been quoted in numerous press on the topic.