Being part of cultivating a healthy emotional culture – at work!

I’ve shared a couple of articles recently on social media. They are worth repeating – you just have to love what they say!

Building “resilience to stress” (versus mere stress relief) makes Jan Bruce’s list of 5 Workplace Culture Trends You Can’t Ignore for 2016. Sounds good to me! As the article rightfully points out, “it’s important to have the competence to manage those thoughts that actually exacerbate stress in the first place.”

Also in the top 5 workplace culture trends for 2016 is the idea of developing an “individualized, compass-model culture of choice,” when “people feel empowered to make their own choices on a holistic level, they grow invested in their personal outcomes.” Sounds like a win-win for smart organizations!

Some companies are choosing to act proactively on the need to address employee’s emotional health. As Sigal Barsade and Olivia A. O’Neill state in Managing Your Emotional Culture, this is not some gimmick or fad, but an effort to better understand “what motivates employees—to learn what makes them feel a sense of belonging and excitement at work.” Smart again – in the end, it’s all about getting the best out of what people have to offer!

Refreshing trends and focus for the new year! I’d like to offer some related resources. Over the past couple of years I have been developing a coaching/consulting model I call, “Clearing the Way for Value-based Decision Making.” The Model builds on other people’s good work. I’m not reinventing the wheel here – just putting good ideas together for good use, and for good health! I’ve used it to work with clients to figure out how to get beyond personal, professional, even organizational challenges and “roadblocks” – those situations or relationships that repeatedly produce the same disappointing, frustrating results. We have seen good results! A big part of the process addresses emotional health, not in isolation, but in relationship to getting access to clearer thinking and better, smarter choices.

There are 10 Principles for Value-based Decision Making. Take a look! You can also rate yourself both personally and professionally on the 10 Principles “Checklist.”

I am always interested in feedback and would love to hear you comments and thoughts. Thanks!

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