Don’t Blame the Work. Rethink It.

Studies show that work continues to be an obstacle to well-being. And leaders are under more pressure than ever to maintain higher levels of well-being in their workforce. 

The recent Deloitte Well-being at Work study revealed that 85% of C-suite executives say they’ll become more responsible for workforce well-being over the next few years. 78% feel that their company’s leaders should step down if they can’t maintain an acceptable level of workforce well-being

But Gayle Lantz challenges the idea that “work” is necessarily to blame. She says, “Work is not the enemy. Work can actually be a healthy positive force in our lives. And we have more control (or can take more control) than we realize.”

Leaders can be a positive influence in creating workforce well-being. However, employees should also assume personal accountability for their own well-being.

She encourages leaders to open conversation with their teams to create shared understanding and clarify expectations regarding work, well-being and leadership–what they mean in today’s world.

Gayle shares thoughts on the synergistic relationship between work, well-being and leadership. She challenges leaders to be a positive catalyst in creating a great culture and reimagining what work can even be.

This episode covers:

  • Getting to the real reasons that may threaten workforce well-being
  • The importance of setting intention, creating shared understanding and clarifying expectations regarding work, well-being and leadership
  • Suggested questions to prompt thinking and dialogue about these issues with your team
  • The need for leaders to reimagine work and their role as leaders to support the needs of people in their workforce today


Deloitte Insights: As workforce well-being dips, leaders ask: What will it take to move the needle?

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