A pattern has formed over 19 years that Executives choose to invest in a wellness program for their business, but don’t see the value of attending themselves. This is a shame for two main reasons. One, because their absence is noted by their people, which over time negatively impacts employee engagement and program success. Two, because they often need a wellness program more than anyone else in their business.
Go back ten years and business leaders were engaged primarily for their ability to analyse, plan and create strategy. These remain traits of a great leader, but right now, into the corporate world sweeps a collective movement towards upskilling leaders in the art of connecting with employees across their business through vulnerability, empathy and compassion.
Previously called soft skills, a leaders capacity and willingness to engage in difficult conversations, constructive conflict and to be able to assist employees in tough times are today considered critical skills.
So that’s what R&R focuses on for all managers of people. We first encourage Executives to believe in being kind and more of an open book to their people, then we teach them how.
Executives work with us to:
- Develop resilience that leads to dynamic leadership
- Get better at connecting with employees across their business
- Challenge themselves to be vulnerable and inclusive in pursuit of dynamic relationships
- Understand how employee wellness connects to business performance
- Better recognise and manage employees with compromised physical and mental health
It is when Executives invest, get behind the program and get involved, that R&R programs reach their full potential.