"We have the power to make workplaces engines for mental health and well-being. Doing so will require organizations to rethink how they protect workers from harm, foster a sense of connection among workers, show them that they matter, make space for their lives outside work, and support their long-term professional growth."
Add this to your reading list:
U.S. Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being
The more organizations that take this seriously, the better the world of work will be for everyone.
While all five essentials are critically important, we're going to hone in on the "connection and community" piece.
Here are worthwhile resources that can spark ideas for how you lead your organization forward with connection and community in mind:
- Authentic connection is the life source of a healthy company culture. It is what creates the sense of inclusion and belonging necessary for teams to survive and thrive.
- Listen to Whitney's story then ask yourself – Does your company promote a sense of belonging?
- This story from Jess is one example of how openness and trust emerge when an organization's culture prioritizes psychological safety and social support.
- Assembling a cross-functional Tiger Team drastically improves company-wide collaboration and teamwork.
Our Culture Canvas workbook is a must-do exercise for leaders. The fillable PDF is what we cover on day 1 of our Culture Boost Workshop. If you'd like to see what is in store for day 2, send an email our way.
Data Shows Execs Are on the Struggle Bus
Executives are laser focused on the experience and engagement of their employees, but the data reveals that leaders are struggling too!
It's not surprising that sentiment and experience scores are dropping among the C-suite. However, we can't sit back and allow things to continue to decline.
The stats paint a not-so-pretty picture...
If this trend continues, August 2023 might look even worse. Whether you're an exec, people leader, or team member – pressing the reset button is critical to individual well-being and organizational health.
Our Annual RESET Playbook has helped hundreds of people reflect, remove barriers, design a brighter future, and make it happen.
Stories Everyone Should Know
In his recent Rolling Stone article, Chris Schembra asks "how often in life do we convince ourselves to forgo something great in the present in the hopes of something better in the future?"
This is your reminder not to wait for the perfect circumstances or right time. Go for it now.
"Since 2017, [Jess] Wade has written more than 1,750 Wikipedia pages for female and minority scientists and engineers whose accomplishments were not documented on the site."
Wade understands how important it is to share stories that connect and inspire people to take action.
What stories do you want everyone in your organization to know?
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