Shaping an impactful and measurable workplace wellbeing strategy – Lesson 1

beyond yoghurt and yoga

Realizing the bottom-line benefits of optimized wellbeing demands that the challenge be approached with the same rigour and discipline as any other strategic investment. So, as promised, this week we will explore what it takes to create a workplace wellbeing strategy that delivers impact and returns that can be measured. Let’s begin with clarifying what […]

Decision-making is changing – hubris is out, transparency is in…

“The typical management hierarchy increases the risk of large, calamitous decisions. As decisions get bigger, the ranks of those able to challenge the decision maker get smaller. Hubris, myopia, and naïveté can lead to bad judgement at any level, but the danger is greater when the decision maker’s power is, for all purposes, incontestable” Harvard […]

This workplace strategy will help our organisations to thrive in a vuca world

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) – sounds like the trailer for a thriller movie. When we consider this little acronym is used to describe our reality, it can be somewhat overwhelming. What do we need to not only survive these challenging times, but thrive in them? What do we need from the people working […]

The myth of controlling information in business

One common feature of management over the past few centuries has been to control the flow of information amongst employees. The argument goes that giving too many people too much information is risky as it leads to mistakes, confusion, misinterpretation, lack of efficiency and so on.   This control happens both vertically with a select […]

What is a tactical approach to workplace wellbeing and why is it high-risk?

A tactical approach seeks to tackle the problems. A strategic approach seeks to eliminate or reduce the cause. A tactical approach might plaster over some cracks, but more likely it will create a false sense of security because we see lots of ‘good’ activity taking place, when below the surface, those cracks to become gaping […]

Most modern workplace leadership is not leadership at all!

If the only way we can get others to follow us is through commanding and controlling them, we are not leading, but managing. This creates a higher workload and greater stress for us, and disempowers and frustrates our team members. It also makes us a blocker not an enabler, because the team cannot operate without […]

Getting Started with a Strategy in Workplace Wellbeing (part 2)

In this second part of the episode ‘Getting Started with a Strategy in Workplace Wellbeing’, our conversation with Ciprian Arhire and Bobbi Hartshorne packs a punch on the right wellbeing investments, hyper-personalization of the employee experience and wellbeing strategy best practices. Ciprian’s contacts: You can listen to the episode also on Apple Podcasts ( […]

Getting Started with a Strategy in Workplace Wellbeing (part 1)

In this episode our guest Ciprian Arhire powerfully illustrates the fundamental importance of having a wellbeing strategy, and aligning your corporate culture to the right values. Hear about Ciprian’s role at CapGemini Invent and CIPD, as well as what he considers to be the core components of wellbeing strategies, while WellWise CWO Bobbi Hartshorne develops […]

Teams in Workplace Wellbeing (Psychological Safety)

In this extra sound bite from Episode 1, our guests take a deep-dive into the topic of psychological safety and its necessity for strong teams and healthy organizations. Both Andy and Bobbi give their take on the role of psychological safety, as well as how leaders and employees can master it. The ability to speak […]