As Novartis continues to evolve into a focused medicines company, we understand the need to move to a hybrid working model. We want to build strong connectivity while continuing to offer our people flexibility in how they work.
True hybrid working is about adapting the work environment to the work to be done. In our case, our work can change the course of millions of individual lives.
Our unbossed working environment offers flexibility to how people work, where appropriate. This is enhancing wellbeing and collaboration, whilst fostering connectedness, developing our talent, stimulating creativity and driving innovation.
Our Wellbeing strategy plays an integral part in unleashing the power of our people. Our ambition at Novartis is to always take outstanding care of our people so that they can be their best selves in their lives and in their work, in an ever-changing environment. We take this incredibly seriously and focus on creating sustainable impact by prioritizing their mental health.
Having the confidence to talk openly about mental health, recognizing the signs that we or someone we know may need support, knowing where to find that support and igniting the discussion to de-stigmatize mental health are all key drivers of our growth and development as people.
We offer a range of support and learning tools across the mental health continuum, including:
- Employee Assistance Program, for 24/7 psychological support.
- Mental Health First Aid program, with a large and growing network of Mental Health First Aiders around the world.
- “How are you feeling?” assessment and webpage which includes resources to manage stress, build resilience and much more.
- A range of e-learnings and training for managers and associates to learn more about taking care of themselves and others.
We measure the impact of our work through a custom created “Wellbeing Index” which is based on our quarterly employee engagement survey. Topics like work-life balance and associates’ perception of wellbeing as a priority are monitored. The data gathered is used to further enhance our mental health and wellbeing offerings to better meet the needs of our people