Takeaways from our May Program Featuring - Joe Mechlinski

Our May 10 program titled: "Dominate the New World of Work: Build High-Performing Teams in Hybrid Environments" brought together nearly 100 HR Alliance Members, other HR Practitioners and Guests for a captivating session.
We are thrilled at the fantastic turnout to our May program with Joe Mechlinski discussing the future of work and rethinking how we approach it.

Here are a few key takeaways from the event.
  • Team Building Exercise: Capture Acts of Gratitude
  • Technology is Blurring the Boundaries of Work & Life
  • Only 1 in 5 Employees Rank Compensation #1
  • Stop Saying "Have to", move to "Get to", to "Want to"
  • Implement Employee Health Checks – nominate a wellness champion who acts as the worker's advocate and encourages individuals to discuss personal and work issues.
  • Be curious, not judgmental
  • We are Experiencing Collective Trauma

We are experiencing collective trauma on many fronts, the “7 Storms”
  • Global pandemic
  • Economic recession
  • Organizational trauma
  • Digital disruption
  • Racial injustice
  • Political instability
  • Climate change

What questions would help us navigate right now?
  • What is your why?
  • How can we provide more grace?
  • If we improved 10X, what would that require?
  • What would change if we treated clients and employees the same way?
  • How do we rethink how we work from the ground up?
  • How do we rethink building culture in a digital age?
  • How can work help us be our best selves?
  • What is our blind spot?
  • What should we let go of that no longer serves us?

We need to be prepared for an increase in emotional wellness and stability issues across the workforce.  We know this is an issue today, and for us, it is an increasing problem to solve.  The last 3 years have done a number across multiple dimensions, social, economy, politics (the 7 Storms).  As we go into a new election cycle with the current level of political polarization in our government, and with the resentment employees are feeling towards their employer, we expect this to get worse.  As a result, our team is trying to think about how we can make a stronger connection with our employees to build trust and reinforce to our employees that we actually care about them.

Thank you again for attending the event. We look forward to seeing you at our next event in June.


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