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Stress and mental health have long been mounting challenges in the modern workplace. In 2014 Howdy ApS set out to address the growing stress curve in the labor market. We noticed most measures seemed to focus on treating symptoms rather than preventing them in the first place. We wanted to move past the outdated wellbeing and workplace assessments, which were conducted every two years through lengthy biannual qustionnaires and would not afford businesses the opportunity to spot potential issues or intervene before sick leaves became a reality. We wanted to ask relevant and validated questions with a high frequency and regularly provide feedback back to the company, which they could act upon.
Our research brought us to the WHO-5 – a validated questionnaire for the identification of wellbeing with a solid academic foundation and international recognition. We built this model into an app and attached a response centre staffed with occupational psychologists, who would reach out to those who showed signs of low or declining wellbeing. Because the science told us people often wait too long before they act, we decided the response centre should be activated proactively – they would simply reach out to the person at their convenience without being prompted. We let the data and people’s behaviour determine the reaction. This focus on prevention and proactive engagement rather than treatment after the fact is how the Howdy solution was born and is what sets us apart in the industry.
It has allowed us to help address potential issues before they arise, build healthy workplace cultures, and reduce sick leaves throughout the world. We believe it can help you too. Please, feel free to contact us for additional information.