Improving health in your workplace can seem like a daunting task – there are many areas that you could choose to focus on, but trying to improve everything at once is just setting yourself up for failure!
Using Nudjed Insights to prioritise the areas you should be addressing, you can create positive change using the principle of aggregation of marginal gains. To explain how it works, let’s take a look at how it successfully helped the British cycling team to become one of the best in the world.
In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.
No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team), Brailsford was asked to change that.
In 2012, Team Sky rider Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. That same year, Brailsford coached the British cycling team at the 2012 Olympic Games and dominated the competition by winning 70 percent of the gold medals available.
So how did he achieve this? By making a series of small, incremental improvements. Brailsford realised that if he could find ways to make the team 1% better, those improvements would add up to a significant performance boost over time.
Translating this to health in the workplace, it’s clear that making a series of small changes can add up to something really impressive. If you find the marginal gains in your organisation and manage to make just a 1% additional improvement in each quarter, you’ll see a significant impact on your bottom line over the course of a year.