In this episode Geoff shares his inspiring vision for the future of work, a future where work enhances, not diminishes, our lives.
Sharing his experience in catalysing conversations about mental health, Geoff sets out the barriers for why wellbeing has not been seen as a strategic priority, why this must change, and how HR can take the lead.
Geoff inspires us to take a first step in creating an environment that enhances the lives of every employee, prioritising and caring for our own health and wellbeing too.
Here’s a snapshot of a few things we talked about:
[2:09] Creating workplaces where every person has a choice to ask for help if they are struggling with mental ill health - catalysing conversations
[10:55] The incredible opportunity for HR to ensure work enhances, not diminishes, our lives
[16:37] Five barriers to wellbeing at work
[21:10] An Employee Value Proposition: “Come and work for us, we’ll enhance your life” What would this look like?
[26:04] The injustice of not being able to bring your whole self to work
[29:00] The return on investment of prioritising wellbeing – the Unilever example
[31:37] Role modelling to maintain your most valuable asset – your health
- Dying for A Paycheck by Jeffrey Pfeffer: https://jeffreypfeffer.com/books/dying-for-a-paycheck/
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