The C-suite’s Role in Workforce Wellbeing | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

Wellbeing at work is considered a top priority for many organizations. However, despite investments in employee wellbeing (EWB), many organizations have yet to make meaningful progress in this critical area. This lack of progress is being felt by employees at all levels, including nearly 70% of executives surveyed by Deloitte, who say they are seriously considering …

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Working Values: How Purpose, Morals, and Meaning Build Stronger Organizations | MIT Sloan Management Review

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Many reports indicate workers place increased value on the cultural components of an organization’s employee value proposition (EVP). As leaders create opportunities to enhance and communicate these EVP components—such as shared purpose, psychological safety, and DEI, this special 26-page summer edition of MIT Sloan Management Review includes a collection of four articles containing ideas. The four …

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Managers’ Prior Work Evaluations Can Affect Diversity Efforts | MIT Sloan School of Management

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One aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that has received much attention is the “E” or equity component. As defined by the Harvard Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Glossary of Terms, equity refers to fair treatment for all while striving to identify and eliminate inequities and barriers. And while there are many determinants of equity in the workplace, …

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Addressing Employee Burnout: Are you Solving the Right Problem? | McKinsey Health Institute

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Worker burnout is at an all-time high, according to various reports. Characterized by a chronic imbalance between job demands and resources, burnout results in extreme tiredness, reduced ability to regulate cognitive and emotional processes, and mental distancing. And while many organizations are admirably investing in mental health and well-being efforts that focus on addressing individual symptoms of …

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Set Up to Fail: Poor Design of C-suite Jobs Can Block Executives From Succeeding in Their Roles | MIT Sloan Management Review

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The high failure rate of newly hired and promoted executives within 12-18 months of taking on a new role is well documented. One report by DDI, Leadership Transitions Report 2021, shows that nearly half of externally hired executives fail in their roles. The numbers are slightly better (35%) for internally promoted executives. And while many factors …

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Equity in the Hybrid Office | MIT Sloan Management Review

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In a pre-pandemic work environment, a segment of managers and leaders might view remote workers as being less dedicated than their in-office counterparts. This view could cause remote workers to be overlooked for their contributions, which could limit their advancement and professional development opportunities. However, the pandemic helped to remove the stigma associated with remote work …

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Workforce Agility: Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Measure | Frontiers in Psychology

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For years now, we’ve heard about organizations trying to help their workforce become more agile to meet the demands of changing business environments. But as noted in this new research study, while the concept of workforce agility has become increasingly popular, agility has rarely been studied systematically, and relations between agility and positive work outcomes, such …

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6 Articles on Shared Purpose | Gartner’s April HR Leaders Monthly

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Many people have reflected on their purpose in life during the past two years of the pandemic. And while there are many definitions of purpose, a McKinsey article describes it as an enduring, overarching sense of what matters in a person’s life; people experience purposefulness when striving toward something significant and meaningful to them. With many workers wanting to …

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Research: Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture | MIT Sloan Management Review

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As noted in a recent post, talent attraction and retention and organizational culture are areas of focus for many company boards and executives. And while these components are often shown as separate topics, it’s important to acknowledge the relationship between company culture and the ability to attract and retain talent. In this article, the authors peel back findings …

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Generative Leadership: The New Way of Leading | BCG

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The last two years have brought the toughest test in leadership for leaders worldwide. Yet, many leaders rose to the occasion. According to this BCG year-long research project, many of the tactics leaders effectively employed during the pandemic can form the basis for an approach to leading in a post-pandemic world. The authors refer to this …

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