What can a bee teach us about wellbeing?
The average bee colony will visit 2 million flowers every single day, but a single bee all day, will only visit one species of flower. Why? Because if they turn up at a rose it’s no good them being covered in marigold pollen.
This is known as generative behaviour. The bee is looking after the next generation of flower. It has a willingness to evolve and help others on its way.
So why is generative behaviour important to businesses?
We’re proud to have helped support the launch of John Grant’s new book, Better. The topic of wellness is one that we’ve always had a passion towards, however the final book itself is fascinating! Exploring the growing recognition that the primary purpose of an organisation should be to be human friendly and support the wellbeing of people, the book uses engaging case studies to show how attitudes to wellbeing are changing across brands, the workplace, sustainability and innovation.
But also goes one step further – it shows how businesses can take on a generative approach in order to progress.
Progression and growth is what we’re all about at Happen, but ultimately we’re about making a difference. It’s our responsibility to make difference not only for ourselves right now, but for the future.
In the words of John Grant: Bee the change you want to see.