It’s their collective behaviour, not just the implementation of “well-being” PSAs and poster boards that will truly determine an organisation’s competitive advantage, effectiveness in DEI, impact on ESG matters, and overall commercial performance. These are the areas where organisations can’t afford to compromise.
Too many executive teams and boards fall into the all-too-common pattern of crafting impressive policies and making lofty statements about their commitment to well-being, only to neglect the areas that truly make a difference. People can easily detect BS from a mile away. So, don’t risk undermining trust and any potential positive impact.
It’s time for those in executive positions to take a long hard look at their behaviours and the outcomes they are producing. How much time and attention in meetings are devoted to analysing leadership behaviour and its direct impact on the organisation?
After all, actions speak louder than words, and it’s through consistent and authentic leadership behaviours that the true potential of well-being at work can be unleashed.