Cultivating Well-Being In The Workplace: A Gen Z Perspective

Cultivating Well-Being In The Workplace: A Gen Z Perspective

The hidden challenges faced by leaders

In the landscape of corporate culture, addressing well-being challenges often takes a backseat, leaving leaders grappling with a dilemma. The question arises: are leaders so entrenched in organizational growth that the individual well-being of their teams is overlooked, or is it a matter of the C-suite feeling it's not directly their responsibility?

Surprising statistics reveal that a staggering 70% of C-suite executives would contemplate leaving their current roles for organizations prioritizing well-being. This sheds light on the pressing need for a paradigm shift in how we approach the intersection of leadership and well-being.

As we embark on this exploration, it's essential to acknowledge the personal dimension that often prompts individuals to reassess their corporate journey. For me, it was a poignant departure from the corporate world. The decision was fueled by a sense of disconnection, a lack of community, and an environment where I didn't feel genuinely cared about.

We must start crucial conversations for transformative change

Conversations emerge as the starting point for transformative change. Daily well-being programs become integral, but the responsibility for fostering such initiatives falls on the shoulders of the C-suite. Human Resources plays a pivotal role in shaping policies, initiating conversations between middle managers and workers to create a holistic well-being strategy.

For middle managers, the frontline leaders, the challenge lies in managing the demands from all sides. Integrating these leaders into the well-being conversation becomes crucial, and it's a journey that begins with the C-suite, extends to HR, and involves ongoing dialogues between employees and managers.

The pivotal role of daily well-being programs and the C-suite

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. The approach requires a constant dialogue, a personalized understanding of how we can collectively make work more manageable for everyone involved. The concept of a Chief Wellbeing Officer becomes an intriguing proposition, emphasizing that the responsibility for well-being should be inherent in every role and every level.

Encouragingly, fostering a culture where leaders take more breaks and are empathetic opens avenues for more authentic conversations about well-being. This cultural shift begins with acknowledging individual experiences, like mine, where a lack of connection, community, and care prompted a departure from the corporate fold.

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At FeelSwell Experiences, We Believe:

šŸŒŸ In Holistic Leadership: Our programs go beyond traditional leadership development, integrating wellness strategies for resilient and high-performing teams.

šŸ¤ In Tailored Experiences: Every workshop is crafted to align with the unique goals and vision of your leadership team, ensuring a bespoke and impactful journey.

šŸ’¼ In Nurturing Workplace Well-Being: We are committed to reshaping the corporate landscape by fostering well-being at its core, recognizing its pivotal role in organizational success.

šŸŒ In the Future of Work: With an eye on 2024 and beyond, we navigate the evolving professional landscape, equipping teams with essential skills for the workplace of tomorrow.

šŸ¤” In Conversations for Change: Starting from the C-suite to middle managers and every individual, we believe that well-being conversations are the catalysts for transformative change.

šŸ¤² In the Power of Connection: FeelSwell is more than a program; it's a community. We believe in building connections that support individuals on their journey to thriving personally and professionally.

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About the Author: Keely - Catalyst for Change

Keely is a renowned somatic therapist, mental health advocate, and a sought-after expert in sustainable success through mindset, wellness, relationships, and impact. She has had the privilege of working with thousands of diverse professionals, leaders, business owners, conferences, organizations, and colleges globally as they pursue success while incorporating mental well-being into their lives.

Having departed from a corporate role as a Gen Z employee, Keely brings a unique perspective to the challenges faced by highly driven individuals in the professional realm. With appearances on the TODAY show, numerous podcasts, and media outlets, she provides an "insider's edge" into the distinctive intersection of success and well-being.

Keely's insights not only enhance the overall well-being of her clients but also drive transformative change within organizations. Currently residing in San Diego, California, she shares her life and business journey with her partner, Dani, and their dachshund, Max. Join Keely as she shares valuable insights on navigating the evolving landscape of well-being in the corporate world.

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