Janet
Ahn, Ph.D.
President Americas, and Chief Behavioral Science Officer
MindGym
Richard
Madeley
Head of Coaching
MindGym

11:45 am

11:45pm-12:20pm EDT The Science Behind Effective Wellbeing at Work

General Session

Employee wellbeing has emerged as a top priority for organizations as they struggle to combat an epidemic of burnout. Signs of this epidemic are everywhere: from record low employee engagement to a silent wave of 'quiet quitting', and a vicious cycle of attrition dubbed the 'Great Resignation'.

Companies have invested heavily to treat these symptoms - spending over $50 billion in the past year alone. They've experimented with a range of solutions, including more work from home flexibility, increased time off policies, and shorter work weeks. Despite these efforts, engagement and unhappiness has persisted — and even grown. The cure for burnout remains elusive.

Wellbeing programs have the potential to increase employee satisfaction, engagement, and productivity - but these solutions are often piecemeal and fragmented. Employee assistance programs are vital, but underutilized. Companies need a more holistic and practical approach to promote wellbeing, so business leaders can go from surviving day-to-day to thriving every day.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The fads that are making wellbeing at work worse
  • The facts which show how burnout can be prevented
  • Planning for how companies can proactively build wellbeing into the flow of work