Benefits for employees
We believe that using MoodPrism can help boost the emotional health, well-being, and productivity of your employees.
Simply being asked “How are you feeling today?” has been found to help people become more aware of their own emotional well-being. Microsoft has also found that regular logging of emotional states helped workers reflect on how their productivity was related to their daily emotional patterns. This can help workers schedule their activities better; e.g. doing rote work when alertness or mood is low and more intensive work when alertness and mood are more positive. Bringing awareness to how employees feel can help them make better decisions, boost their mental health, and lead to a more fulfilling life.
Mental illness costs organisations significantly - in terms of employee performance, absenteeism and staff turnover. The World Health Organisation reports that 20% of the adult working population has some type of mental health problem. Beyond blue reports that depression costs over six million working days lost, and 12 million days of reduced productivity, each year in Australia. If one of your workers is feeling consistently low or depressed, the app will prompt them to seek help and suggest places to find reliable mental health information. This will help vulnerable users find support early on, which is one of the best ways to help prevent decline into mental illness.
Feedback to your organisation
If you think that your employees would benefit from using MoodPrism, you can request a presentation by MoodPrism researchers for your organisation. These presentations give an overview of MoodPrism, how it is used, and how it can help employees improve their emotional well-being.
Because MoodPrism also acts as a data collection tool, MoodPrism researchers can provide a well-being profile for your organisation. This profile provides feedback on the mental, emotional and social well-being, resilience, social support and self-esteem of your employees, and can compare this with population data. It can also provide some comparison of particular groups or departments within your organisation.
You can also request MoodPrism researchers to return after several months to present management with an overview of the mental health and well-being of their organisation. These presentations and tailored feedback are being offered free to the first 20 organisations register their interest in participating.
Want to participate?
We are seeking organisations with at least 10 employees willing to participate in our research. Participants need to currently use any type of mobile device (such as an iPhone, android phone, iPad or tablet).
Your employees will need to download a mobile app and use it for a month. This will involve completing about an hour’s worth of surveys at the start (which they can do in several chunks if they want), and then answering short questions (2 mins) when prompted by the app daily. The app will also collect information about mobile phone usage, including music use patterns and social networking activities.
Participants will go into the draw to win one of two iPads.
All information collected is de-identified and completely confidential.