Sally Winter, Head of Content at Video Arts, said “Topics around happiness and wellbeing at work are notoriously difficult to deliver well. With the Wellbeing Essentials we knew we had to keep our resources grounded in psychological fact and avoid the general ‘cheer up / put a brave face on it / get motivated’ messages that permeate this space.”
Video Arts partnered with the Guardian and New York Times writer, Oliver Burkeman to create a set of credible learning points based on the latest thinking around wellbeing. “We were thrilled to work with Oliver. His book The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking mirrors our own irreverent approach.” said Sally Winter.
The brand new videos star famous faces including Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Tom Bennett (David Brent: Life on the Road).
About The Essentials: Other collections in the series of must-have skills for managers and employees include: Customer Service Essentials, Leadership Essentials, Management Essentials, and Workplace Essentials. All of The Essentials include videos, online courses, workshop guides and supporting infographics for learners.
About Oliver Burkeman: Oliver Burkeman is a journalist who writes on psychology for the Guardian and the New York Times. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year award and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. His book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking was described by the Guardian as ‘A bracing detox for the self-help junkie’. Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, said of Burkeman, “Addictive, wise and very funny. Burkeman never takes himself too seriously, but the rest of us should.”