For a long time I would ignore such questions as I wrongly concluded that they only applied to those who lacked some form of self-discipline but in reality, our ability to ‘manage’ what, for many, is a digital deluge is a challenge we all face whether young or old.
So you’re a Type A Professional? Of course!
- You live for your job and you love the adrenaline rush that you get from being busy.
- You feel more productive the more work you have.
- You experience another level of mental clarity that comes from the hundred and one things you put on your plate.
Feel amazing, right? I hear you!
In recent times, more and more attention is given to the importance of mental health in the workplace. We now know what is at stake when we don’t create safe, sound working environments. In Australia, mental health compensation claims annually cost $145.9 million and the resulting absenteeism costs a further $4.7 billion.
I attended the most recent DisruptHR event in London, which always has the most amazing speakers, and was encouraged to hear the talk by Antony Sloan, HR Director of Legal.
Engaging employees is one of the most critical components of building successful businesses, yet how to achieve it remains elusive. Some approaches focus on the reasons for change and appeal to employees critical thinking. Yet without also incorporating a ‘why’ to change, that is the emotional connection to the work, employee engagement is less.
Recently we did a straw poll of delegates at the CIPD conference and the results showed that Wellbeing was the number one priority going forward for many organisations.
We have an expectation that people should understand us.
Understand our perspective, our reasoning and our expectations from other people.
The problem with this is that we rarely know ourselves.
We don’t often know what we want out of life. We don’t know what makes us happy. And we rarely know why we behave in certain ways.
If you disagree, can you answer the questions above?