The leadership edge for thriving in a complex world
INVESTING IN WELLNESS AT WORK IS NO LONGER A NICE-TO-HAVE
An organisation is only as healthy as its employees.
As leaders strive to navigate the future of work post-COVID-19, employee wellbeing has become one of the undisputed challenges for organisations across the globe. Investing in employee wellbeing is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ but business critical.
However, cultivating a wellbeing-focused culture requires strategic leadership, including how to:
> Identify, analyse and mitigate physical, psychological, social and environmental risks for your teams and organisation – The post-COVID-19 world requires exploring and addressing the changing nature of how and where we work, leaner teams, higher stress levels and a world full of increasing complexity. Through proactively addressing these issues, leaders can enhance physical and mental capacity, boost employee engagement and reduce the likelihood of other negative flow-on for both themselves and the business.
> Creating a results-oriented wellbeing strategy that aligns to and supports business goals – This requires leaders to have an in-depth understanding of key principles and leading-edge global practice for developing an employee wellness strategy that works and sticks – at an individual, team and organisational level.
> Optimise personal wellbeing to maintain effective and sustainable leadership – Ultimately, leaders need to be well to lead well. By prioritising wellbeing and understanding some of the key personal drivers, leaders can learn how to alleviate loneliness, work-life conflict and physical and mental stress, which can at times be a part of senior leadership roles.
‘Executive health is not simply a personal issue; it has collective consequences for all members of any organisation who depend upon the strength, experience, skills, and insights of its leaders.’
~ James Campbell Quick and Cary L. Cooper (2008), Managing Executive Health.
LEVERAGE LEADERS AS CHANGE AGENTS TO FOSTER A CULTURE OF WELLNESS
‘A leader leads by example, whether they intend to or not’. — Unknown
FACT 1: Strong leadership is important to any organisation as leaders set a clear direction for others to follow. They are the change agents.
FACT 2: Employees are 2.87 times more likely to participate in wellness offerings if they perceive it is expected by their manager (Rongen et al, 2014)
When an organisation’s leaders are happy and healthy, the organisation will take on the same traits. There are fewer sick days, high staff morale and increased productivity.
Leaders subsequently serve as the barometer of an organisation.
The Wellness Designs Leaders training is designed to position your leaders as change agents providing a critical competitive edge for both the organisations in which individuals lead and in their personal careers.
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE
This inhouse 1.5-2 hour face-to-face or virtual training is ideal for your senior leaders or middle management, either to launch your company’s health and wellness strategy, or as an extension of existing leadership training.
The key takeaways include the following:
> The business imperative for investing in workplace wellness – including improved workplace morale, productivity, engagement and risk mitigation – for a high-performing organisation.
> An exploration of personal wellbeing and self-care as a critical foundation for effective and sustainable leadership.
> Strategies for serving as role models and enablers for a healthy workplace and culture.
> A six-step framework for developing a results oriented and sustainable workplace wellbeing strategy for organisations of any size.
Additional bundle option (1 hour): Ways to foster a mentally healthy workplace, including responsibilities and obligations, and how to recognise and support employees with mental health issues.
The workshop includes:
> Pre-workshop briefing (30-60mins)
> Participant workbook
> Workshop evaluation report
Face-to-face workshop (minimum 10 and maximum 25 per session) and virtual (maximum 100 participants)