Speaker: Lianne Sipsma, Global Managing Partner, The Kaya Group
Kaya and wellbeing
Lianne Sipsma: A confluence of factors including parallel pandemics - one viral, the other mental health, has placed wellbeing front and centre. On our agenda, in our inboxes and under the microscope. And it couldn't have come sooner. At Kaya, we've had the benefit of a head start. We've been researching wellbeing since 2014, spurred on by our clients' stories which, while filled with affirmations of the value of people to organizations, were also laden with anecdotes of employees who are running on empty, barely surviving and failing to thrive. And in our research and design phase, we dug deep. As organizational psychologists, we wanted to fully understand what well being is, why it matters, how it works and what it looks like in action. And then make it our own. What do we mean by wellbeing and truly what it means and takes for people to feel good and do well, at work and at home. For us, it's a no brainer. Wellbeing, lived as a disciplined practice, is the antidote for people not able to deal with the demands and challenges they're facing. We've used the science of psychology, personalization and technology to craft a holistic and systemic wellbeing model and then we've designed, tested and continuously improved our proprietary wellbeing tools. We have the know how and the stories of how people and organizations can build wellbeing capability for good. Our wellbeing series shares some of our thinking and a few of our stories. Feel free to join us and reach out. We'd love to hear yours too.