Be well, work well at PwC Switzerland

'Be Well, Work Well'

'Be Well, Work Well' is PwC’s effort to create an environment where our people are encouraged to bring their best selves to work and are supported in achieving greater well-being by fuelling themselves across four dimensions of energy: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Although our well-being is first and foremost a personal responsibility, at PwC we are committed to supporting our people in staying well. This includes working to ensure that our organisational systems, practices and behaviours are supportive of our people’s well-being.

We created a Habit Bank with practical ideas to help our people to make changes in their everyday lives. Try it out! Use these ideas at home, share them at work and with your community.

Why PwC prioritises well-being

At PwC we see well-being as the balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy. It implies a sense of thriving, enjoying life to the fullest and allows us to live and work at our best, bringing our whole self to whatever we are doing. Well-being is also a leadership skill. 'Be Well, Work Well' gives our people the tools and resources they need to be better leaders — at work, at home and in their communities — by leading with compassion, resiliency and inspiration.


Four top findings about the benefits and impact of employee well-being

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Our commitment

'Be Well, Work Well' is PwC's commitment to a better well-being of our employees.

Well-being is also a business driver. Collectively, it helps us to improve our performance and productivity, inspires us for greater innovation, and helps us attract and retain the best talent.

It’s all about our everyday behaviours and habits focussed on fuelling the four dimensions of our energy – proven to help us become and sustain our best selves, both personally and professionally.

To us, being well and working well means more than eating well or exercise more. It’s about everyday behaviours and intentional habit-forming that help fuel our four dimensions of energy, which are scientifically backed drivers of our performance, fulfilment and engagement.


"We can optimise performance by creating an intentional routine that maximises focus and recharges our personal battery."

Dr. Miriam Baumgärtner, Sustainable Performance & Well-Being Leader 

Mental health action plan

We believe that mental health matters and we are taking action to support mental health of our people. Andreas Staubli, our CEO, signed the Mental Health Leadership Pledge by the Global Business Collaboration (GBC) for Better Workplace Mental Health and therefore commits in driving the change needed by making mental health a visible priority in the way we operate.

We commit to:

  1. Develop and deliver an action plan to support good mental health in our organisation.
  2. Promote an open culture around mental health, working towards eliminating stigma.
  3. Take proactive steps to develop our culture and ways of working towards creating positive mental health and reducing mental ill-health.
  4. Empower all our people to manage and prioritise their own mental health, and to support one another.
  5. Signpost our people to mental health tools and support they need.
  6. Regularly measure the impact of our efforts, being open about our progress, to influence and inspire change in our organisation and beyond.

At PwC, we think our people’s well-being is a critical success factor. Making it central to how we work and rooting it deeply within our purpose and our values has a strong positive impact on both our people and our clients.

Discover the four dimensions of energy

Mental energy is your ability to drive focus and direct your attention at will – your attention is like any other muscle, the more you train it, the stronger it gets.

Emotional energy is your internal climate from which you act and react – your emotions impact your performance, the higher your reservoir of positive emotions, the more resilient you are.

Physical energy is your fundamental source of energy – your energy expenditure should be balanced with intermittent energy renewal, so you perform at your best in a sustainable way.

Spiritual energy taps into your individual core values and your purpose – you serve yourself and others best when you act in alignment with your values.

How do we walk the talk

Mental Health Guide

Check out our mental health companion guide for you to share with colleagues, family and friends.

Know more

Remote Working Tool

This toolkit is designed to support driving a culture shift towards greater well-being. Therefore, we ask you to join in by taking the following actions:

  • Start a discussion as a team.
  • Define what well-being means to each team member.
  • Define how you will work together towards being well and working well.

Download the toolkit now

Wellbeing events

Between June and August 2019, 47 teams from all lines of service across PwC Switzerland participated in the 100 Day Global Challenge. The participants achieved a combined step count of 408,208,034 steps – which is equivalent to an impressive 261,253km!

The biggest cycling campaign “Bike to work” is kicking off every year in May and June and PwC is part of it!

Contact us

Dr. Miriam Baumgärtner

Dr. Miriam Baumgärtner

HC People & Organisational Development | Culture & Change | Sustainable Performance & Well-Being Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 1095

Petra  Keller

Petra Keller

HC People & Organisational Development | Culture & Change Manager, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 058 792 15 50

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