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The Green Room by Deloitte podcast : How do we create work that’s good for our wellbeing?

7 October 2021

The Green Room by Deloitte podcast returns for a fifth season with an episode that explores hybrid working and wellbeing.

In the new episode, “How do we create work that’s good for our wellbeing?”, experts from Deloitte and Headspace, the meditation and mindfulness app, discuss the challenges and opportunities of hybrid working and the importance of placing wellbeing at the heart of working life.

Hosts George and Ethan are joined in The Green Room by Jackie Henry, UK managing partner for people and purpose at Deloitte and Jolawn Victor, chief international officer at Headspace. During the episode they discuss:

  • What’s working life like right now for people? What’s working well, and what are others struggling with?
  • The impact of the pandemic on mental health and work
  • Can we create work that’s actually good for our wellbeing?
  • What are the big things employers need to think about?
  • Could we really have the best of both worlds?

Earlier this summer, Deloitte announced that it will give its 20,000 people the choice of when and where they work. Headspace has also changed its working model to 100 per cent flexible working for staff.

Speaking on the podcast, Jackie Henry, UK managing partner for people and purpose, Deloitte said:

“Since launching our hybrid working model – which provides our people with the choice of when, where and how they work to deliver their best work for our clients – we’ve been very focused on making sure that the future of work is inclusive for everyone.

“With a focus on wellbeing, our flexible approach to hybrid working will create opportunities for our people to thrive and reach their full potential. However, it’s important that we continue to listen carefully to our people to ensure no one is left behind.”

Jolawn Victor, chief international officer, Headspace added:

“At Headspace, we’re seeing a 500 per cent increase in requests from organisations since the start of the pandemic. The pandemic has had a massive impact on mental health – the silent pandemic that has been happening all around us. The problem is vast: there are a billion people with mental health issues and the majority are not receiving treatment.

“There are so many barriers to tackling the issue, but together with a proactive approach from employers and business leaders, we can have the right conversations to support people and provide the right working environments to help them thrive.”

The full episode is available on Deloitte’s website, ‘How do we create work that’s good for our wellbeing?’. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud or wherever you get your podcasts.

About the Green Room by Deloitte podcast:

The Green Room by Deloitte podcast has been running since January 2019. Every two weeks, two hosts and two guests tackle a different tricky question about the world around us. The discussions cover a broad range of issues on everything from automation and trust to sustainability and wellbeing. Episodes are about 40 minutes long.

  • As of September 2021, The Green Room by Deloitte has had more than 75,000 downloads and is rated 4.8 on Apple Podcasts, regularly featuring in the top five business podcasts and in the ‘new and noteworthy’ section. In 2020, the Green Room won silver for best use of audio at the Corporate Content Awards 2020.
  • Recent guests have included Olympian champion Laura Kenny, Colin Butfield, Executive producer of Our Planet on Netflix, Tony Danker, director-general of the CBI, and Natalie Campbell, co-founder of social enterprise Belu Water.
  • The podcasts are all available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud and hosted on Deloitte’s webpage. Every episode is promoted internally to more than 20,000 people in Deloitte across the UK, and on our blog Inside The Green Room.


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