Written by: Abhijit Dabhade
‘Wellbeing’ as a term has been used in common parlance only in the last few years. Before that, it was always the term ‘Quality of Life’ that was used to indicate growth, progress, and even happiness.
Humans are thought to be competitive by nature. It’s easy to think that the grass is always greener on the other side. In the earlier days, it was about survival and biological needs, and after World War I it became all the more imperative to find a livelihood. There was a struggle even to cover for the bare necessities, and any challenge faced to secure sustenance was taken as a necessary effort to achieve success.
Then, we ushered into an era of Industrial Revolution. People could now make machines work for them. As a result, output and production were at an all-time high. But, during this same phase is when humans started pondering about quality of life. For most parts of the developed world, gadgets, gizmos, comfort, minimal effort, and wealth define the quality of life–creating a psychological layer of competitiveness that drew us further away from our core human needs
Only when the tide changed and technology peaked, and the digital revolution started making humans feel like hamsters running on a wheel, did some people start questioning what quality of life actually meant for them. From that moment on, the term wellbeing gained popularity.
Wellbeing was defined as the ability to live a nourishing, nurturing and, above all, self-gratifying life at a pace that could be achieved by all.
As the population boomed, the ability to find the right talent for an organisation or the right partner for a lifetime companion became a challenge. This led to creating a department for Human Resources with a skill set that could leverage some unorthodox methods for better productivity and management.
But, what makes a person happy?
Why do people with high paying CTCs switch jobs at the drop of a hat?
Why do seemingly happy couples find themselves on the brink of a divorce?
Why do we find people who made us laugh caught at the wrong end of the noose of depression?
What prompts legendary star athletes to walk out of a game and not participate in a world championship where guts are considered glory.
Just as some answers to diseases could only be unlocked after an in-depth study of genomics, the answer to these questions can only be found when we decode and assess a person’s personality, including their demeanour and their feelings. This persona is a cumulative response to a variety of different spheres of an individual’s life and environment.
Because of that, broadly, at Joygraphy, we look at these significant areas of wellbeing:
- Physical wellbeing
- Relationship wellbeing
- Career wellbeing
- Workplace wellbeing
- Personal wellbeing
- Values and Ethics – as these form the basis of wellbeing.
Joygraphy is built by Mr Abhijit Dabhade, who has a long journey behind him as an educationist. Every so often, he would meet individuals who seemed to be lost. People were living a life that they thought they wanted but yet were not entirely happy at being alive. Students aspire to be number one, only because someone else told them that it was nice to be number one—athletes choose their sport because of waylaid concepts of glory and thrill.
As such, Abhijit decided to found Joygraphy in 2018. Thus began the research to map 174 human behaviour traits over 2.5 years and analysis of 250,000 data points. He was joined by a subject domain expert, Dr Vishal Ghule, a qualified Psychologist and psychometrician.
This combination of clear intent with core subject matter expertise led to the creation of the Joygraph, ultimately, the evolution of Joygraphy. The Joygraph decodes a person in his/her/its sphere of choice. With a unique set of questions, Joygraphy can uniquely assess a person’s wellbeing. Furthermore, it uses an integrative approach that combines and compares wellbeing across different facets and creates a Joygraph for an individual from a social, organisational, and interactive perspective.
Joygraphy can customise the Joygraph survey and assessment tools to offer intelligent analytical inputs based on the organizational or institutional requirements. It can provide deep insights that lead to an individualized action-orientation.
Joygraphy is backed by more than 70 years of cumulative research by PhDs in Education, Psychometrics, and Clinical Psychology.Overall, the insight and perspectives that a Joygraph can offer – especially as a customised assessment tool – remain unparalleled and beyond the realm of mere psychometric testing.