Great Attrition, Young People, Eco-Anxiety and the rise of CWBO

Created on 2021-11-15 17:24

Published on 2021-11-15 18:29

Have you got a copy of The Definitive Guide to Employee Wellbeing? Link Below…

McKinsey put out a new phrase “The Great Attrition”

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And they also recommend a four point focus to turn this Great Attrition into Great Attraction


  1. Address Burnout
  2. Double down on Health and Wellbeing
  3. Invest in Employee Skill Building
  4. Reimagine Every Role

Read the full report here 👇

Talking about Organisations and Wellbeing, we hosted Mohana MD on Manah Conversations, hosted by Abhijit Bhaduri.

Mohana spoke about a whole range of issues at work, and the thoughtful approach they have taken to build a culture of wellbeing at work. Three things stood out for me

  1. Don’t rely on programmatic intervention only, allow human connections to emerge
  2. Leaders need help too, dont forget to involve them in your wellbeing support plans. Facilitate a curated session for them
  3. Small things done daily add to the big culture, Don’t try the big bang approach

For more insights and tips, watch the recording below

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Young People ask more of their Workplaces

Everyone has been impacted by the emotional turmoil of last 20 months, but Young people are not letting it pass. Younger employees cite mental health as one of the top two reasons why they would consider quitting this year. Forcing organisations to sit up and take action.

According to this Time report young people (Zillenials!) are not hesitant to chose mental health over income.

Read more here 👇

Eco-Anxiety and how to support Young People deal with it

Levels of eco-anxiety are growing, particularly among children and young people, and are likely to be significant and potentially damaging to individuals and society, warn Mala Rao and Richard A Powell in a recent BMJ article

The mental health impacts of the climate crisis have profound implications. Psychological responses, such as conflict avoidance, fear, helplessness, and resignation, are serious barriers to collective action to mitigate further global warming and to build resilience and adaptation strategies. Neglecting the effects of increasing eco-anxiety risks exacerbating health and social inequalities between those more or less vulnerable to these psychological impacts. The socioeconomic effects—as yet hidden and unquantified—will add considerably to the national costs of addressing the climate crisis.

What is to be done to alleviate the rising levels of climate anxiety?

The best chance of increasing optimism and hope in the eco-anxious young and old is to ensure they have access to the best and most reliable information on climate mitigation and adaptation. Especially important is information on how they could connect more strongly with nature, contribute to greener choices at an individual level, and join forces with like-minded communities and groups. Spending time in nature as a family is one of many actions suggested by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to manage eco-distress in children and young people. Helping individuals to build their emotional resilience and optimism is also of benefit.

Do you have a CWBO yet?

Colleen Riley writes in Forbes

In these unprecedented times, comprehensive wellbeing (mental, emotional, physical, financial and professional) in the workplace is so important. How we support ourselves, and how we support others within our businesses – such as business partners, clients and contacts – is crucial. The good news is that companies are progressively making the care of their people a top priority.

Does this mean there is a new opportunity to create a C-suite position and prioritize wellbeing rather than burying the position in the traditionally compliance-based HR function? The answer is yes, and many health systems across the country are already establishing a new executive position, what they call a Chief Wellness Officer, as a strategy to address the burnout epidemic among physicians and other clinicians.

One of the earliest Chief Wellbeing Officer position was created at Deloitte led by Jen Fisher. You can watch her recent interview here

Even if you dont have a Chief Wellbeing Officer, you can still take the first steps to create wellbeing at work. We have curated a guide for you. This exhaustive guide will introduce you to workplace wellbeing strategies and tools that you can use to build a holistic programme that is scientific, proactive, and preventive, and which enables your team to thrive.

Till next week, take care!

Ashwin Naik, Co-Founder Manah Wellness

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