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Tens10ns: The Workplace War On Employee Wellness
Tuesday 06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
This session will focus on ten (10) 'tens10ns' that exist in the workplace, that reduce the impact of employee engagement and employee wellness. 

Current research shows that employees are increasingly more stressed, overwhelmed and burnout. However, when you think about it, it's counterintuitive. Many would suggest that the direct benefits to the workplace, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant. Increases in remote work, administration of virtual meetings, integration of more flexible work schedules, reductions in telecommuting, a more relaxed workplace dress code, deeper focus on online learning and skill-building, reductions in employer operating costs etc. However, in the midst of these benefits, employees are saying that their stress levels are rising, their work-life balance is being challenged and overall employee engagement is declining. There must be other factors or tensions in the work environment creating this imbalance, an impacting our employee base negatively.  This workshop will explore ten (10) 'tens10ns' that exist in the workplace that are causing mass employee dissatisfaction and disengagement. Some of these 'tens10ns' are known and some are hidden, but the impact is far-reaching across many industries, countries and organizations world-wide. Strategies will be provided to encourage a more strategic focus on workplace engagement and wellness, and ensuring that employees have the support mechanisms to be effective both for the short-term and long-term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and discuss the strategic connection between employee wellness and employee engagement.
  • Discuss current trends in employee engagement and wellness and why HR Professionals should be concerned of the impact on their organizations.
  • Highlight the ten 'tens10ns' that exist in the workplace that threaten overall employee wellness and engagement.
  • Provide best-practice strategies to combat each organizational 'tens10n' and proactively encourage employee wellness.
  • Create a personal action plan to improve your response to the 'tens10ns'.
Wellington O’Neil Hepburn, PMP, SPHRi Photo
Wellington O’Neil Hepburn, PMP, SPHRi, Senior Manager of Organizational Development,
Commonwealth Bank Ltd.