At HES, we’re big believers in checklists for important decisions. Here’s one for you to adapt as you evaluate future or current partners:
We have the good fortune to work with hundreds of highly motivated wellness professionals every year. And from time to time we connect at an industry event and spend some time over coffee or dinner, when we really get to know them.
One thing we’ve learned over the last decade: There seems to be a direct relationship between happiness and work fulfillment with a big life outside of work. Some real examples (but not real names):
How do you introduce well-being concepts into a traditionally conservative, predominantly left-brained, scientific engineering company? That was the challenge facing Michael Yurchuk, Vice President of HR Field Operations, and his team for Schindler Elevator Corporation. “We’re a Swiss-based company. When we thought about our existing leaders, we knew our strengths lay in developing very good, structured processes. However, the emotional intelligence component of sustainable leadership — sometimes considered the “softer skills” — which focus upon human capital and creating engagement, hadn’t really been explored.”