We are a purpose-driven business, and creating lasting positive social impact is at the core of why we exist.
Cloud 9 to 5 creates positive impact in three key ways:
walk the walk. force for good in the world. blah blah. We're especially proud of our Pay It Forward program.
We enable organizations and their employees to thrive by providing them with the tools and expertise needed to solve some of their biggest challenges, including employee retention, burnout, engagement and innovation.
Impact: for individuals
Core issue: the workplace is a major contributor to the increasing rates of mental health issues worldwide.
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 47% of working Canadians consider their work to be the most stressful part of daily life, and in any given week, 500,000 Canadians don’t go to work because of a mental health issues such as stress or anxiety. Currently, most existing workplace mental health programs focus on increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and creating safe environments for individuals to seek treatment. While this is an essential first step to addressing mental health in the workplace, we must also focus on changing the work environment that is contributing to or causing the problems in the first place if we want to see sustainable improvements in workplace mental health. Cloud 9 to 5 does this by providing individuals with the tools necessary to build resilience against some of the most common triggers at work, and by providing managers with guidance and tools necessary to identify and reduce/eliminate some of those triggers in the first place, and by helping teams thrive by introducing techniques to encourage and nurture positive mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Impact: for organizations
Core issue: many organizations are not reaching their potential and maximizing their impact - both economically and socially – because of substandard workplace culture and employee experience.
-improved business outcomes = orgs are more successful/thriving
Many companies these days are focused on improving employee satisfaction and engagement. While that's a step in the right direction, mounting evidence shows that improving workplace happiness - as opposed to satisfaction or engagement - has a significantly larger impact on a company's success. This success can be measured in terms of employee morale, innovation, burnout, productivity, use of resources, engagement, and motivation (among other things).
We help companies create happier work environments, and in doing so, they are able to tap into their full potential and maximize their impact. A strong theme within our solutions for creating a happier, healthier workplace, is encouraging a sense of social purpose within the organization and assisting companies to become more socially responsible with their operations.
Impact: for society
Core issue: organizations can have a major impact on our society, but the incentives to positively contribute are not well known or understood.
-healthier population & more individuals fully participating in the economy
-companies are playing a vital role in creating lasting positive change
Organizations can have a major impact on our society, for better or for worse. Unfortunately, the traditional business mentality is that going above and beyond the minimum of what's legally and ethically expected of them is bad for their bottom line. The incentives to positively contribute to society are not well known, understood, or seen as good business practice.
Thankfully, companies are increasingly being held accountable for their actions and for the important role they play in society. Cloud 9 to 5 helps
-strengthened civil society
Non-profit organizations are often expected to solve some of the world's most challenging issues with extremely limited resources, and training/organizational development opportunities are typically few and far between. Through our “Pay It Forward” Program, Cloud 9 to 5 ensures that our expertise is accessible to all, regardless of an organization’s budget. For every paid client, we offer our services free of charge to a non-profit organization.
paying it forward
At Cloud 9 to 5, we believe that everyone deserves to be happy at work, regardless of their team's budget. And that's where the Pay It Forward program comes in.
Here's how it works.
Every time your organization uses a Cloud 9 to 5 service, we pay it forward by providing a free training session to a deserving non profit organization, who would otherwise not be able to access our services. One for one. This way, non profits don't have to choose between their own happiness and the happiness of the people they're helping. Winner winner chicken dinner!
If you're a non profit organization on a shoestring budget and you'd like to learn more about becoming one of our Pay It Forward program recipients, drop us a line!