Marc Coleman Founder of UNLEASH (The world’s #1 community on the Work Revolution) interviews Josh Bersin (Founder of Bersin by Deloitte and world renowned industry analyst in Learning, Talent and HR) at UNLEASH America 2018 in Las Vegas.
A crisis of workplace wellbeing is right in front of us that we didn’t really know existed – people are getting less sleep, people are taking medication like Xanax and Adderall for anxiety, and we are facing big issues around financial security and wellbeing. More than 70% of people do not trust their institutions or their leaders.
We have a huge problem around financial wellbeing, in the post economic crisis world people feel less secure, plus they go home and often don’t have the energy to go back to work because they don’t feel they have the flexibility or confidence in their job security. The focus on employee engagement and productivity has meant we in HR have not been as aware of this as we needed to be until very recently.
Where should HR start to improve workplace wellbeing?
HR can start with what parts of the business make money or are most important to the CEO, by starting a project to re-energize the workforce using design thinking techniques and investing in authentic leadership to rebuild trust. This is a good example of the more agile and transformative role that HR can play, rather than play victim as in the past where HR went about the business looking for solutions to problems that did not exist.
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