The Science Behind Ambr

At Ambr, our approach is firmly rooted in decades of academic research into the root causes of workplace stress. This research also shows how costly workplace stress is for both organizations and individuals, and how much more productive organizations are when employees are not exposed to excessive levels of workplace stress.

Built on Solid Ground

  • Evidence Based

    Ambr is informed by the latest academic studies showing that traditional wellness programs have minimal impact on employee health outcomes. Instead, we prioritize transforming working practices, as research demonstrates this approach is essential for genuine improvement in wellbeing.
  • Scientific Backing

    Research underscores the importance of focusing on organizational changes over individual interventions to effectively improve wellbeing and reduce workplace stress.

Our Focus on Working Practices

Research has shown that commonly used workplace wellbeing solutions have no positive impact on employee wellbeing. That’s because they don’t address the root causes of workplace stress - which lie in the way we actually work, also known as our working practices. These working practices fall into three broad categories:

1. Working Demands
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This encompasses the pressures employees face during their workday, such as back-to-back meetings, extended work hours, and insufficient breaks for rejuvenation or focused work.

2. Work-Life Conflicts
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This category highlights how work can encroach upon personal life, manifesting through expectations of availability beyond standard work hours, disruptive communications during off-hours, rigid schedules, and challenges in using annual leave.

3. Working Relationships & Support
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 This area focuses on the level of support and connectivity within the organization, including managerial and peer support, engagement with leadership, and the ease of cross-team collaboration versus the isolation within silos.

While stress in moderation can serve as a catalyst for peak performance, its benefits are short-lived.

Temporary pressures surrounding deadlines are manageable; however, the real concern arises from persistent stress.

Chronic stress, defined by its unrelenting presence, poses significant health risks, leading to burnout, decreased productivity, increased employee turnover, and absenteeism.

Recognizing the detrimental impact of prolonged exposure to these stressful working practices, Ambr dedicates itself to assisting organizations in mitigating these practices, thereby enhancing employee wellbeing.

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Invest in a science-backed wellbeing strategy that makes a real difference.