I wrote a short piece for the Trusted Coach Directory blog, all about the common mistakes I see when it comes to wellbeing in the workplace.
Organisational responses to calls to improve wellbeing are often rooted in positive intentions, but miss the mark due to how they’re carried out or what they target. Just because it’s new, doesn’t mean it works.
I recently had this discussion with Dr. Kevin Teoh over on the podcast and we shared our frustration at how organisations frequently treat wellbeing as an event, rather that looking at the essentials of what good, healthy work looks like.
If I had to sum it up simply, I’d say that organisations need to stop adding new wellbeing initiatives if they’re not prepared to make sure the environment isn’t toxic to begin with. No amount of workplace yoga can make up for inhumanly long hours and a micro-management culture.