S4 E70 | CXR Connects on Wellness in the Workplace

December 15, 2020

Join industry professionals as they connect on what is working for their team and the challenges they face keeping mental health a top priority during Covid-19.

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Shannon Pritchett 0:17Welcome, everyone to our December, CXR connects last one of the year, which I'm hoping 2021 is more prosperous for all of us, today is going to be a little bit of a different conversation, the focus is going to be wellness in the workplace. But I don't have a lot prepared. Normally with CXR Connects, we give a lot of interesting data and statistics from our own research. This week, I'll be adding in others research, you know, much larger organizations than ourselves that specialize in this sort of field. But most importantly, I really want to hear from us. And I thought we can make this more of a communal conversation, as opposed to simply just having set facilitators. I think this year has been crazy for all of us. And what I want to challenge everyone on the call to do is to share and ask questions. A lot of you are joining this call, I know because you're hoping to get ideas. And some of you might already be doing a lot of good things with your teams that I'm hoping you can really share with other people, such as what are you doing to keep employees engaged, are just check on their mental health? Or what is your organization doing? Do they offer any employee assistance programs, etc, I think we can all learn from one another on today's call, and I'm excited to get started in doing so. Alright, so I have a few slides. Before we get started. Just want to remind everyone that we have tons of great resources on our website, we have a really robust exchange into the site today, you might notice a little bit of a fun gamification system we've added to the site. That's all I'm gonna say, I hope you go out and start playing with our exchanges. And then you will definitely notice it. Also, our benchmarking reports, we just added a robust report around sourcing that we've been working quite hard towards. So I would love it if you guys can take a look at that. And our 2021 calendar is getting posted on the web. So you can check out all the upcoming events we have in 2021. And recording of this and all of our other CXR Connects webcast as well as all of our meetings are made available in our CXR library. Alright, so I mentioned some of the exchanges, as always, we like to remind you to we can carry the conversation over in our exchange, there are so many different types of exchange that you can join. In fact, we have 25. Chris, I think the best one for this conversation would be for us to go into the CXR member and alumni. And perhaps we can post some resources in that after this call. So we don't have any exchanges dedicated towards wellness, but that doesn't mean that all these other great exchanges that we have are made are off limits. But I'd like to keep this conversation going in our alumni exchange. All right, so before we dive in, I want to start with a little bit of a fun exercise. So Barb brought this attention, exercise to my attention, and it came from Bernie Brown. And it was one of the Barb Can you put a little bit more context into what she does with this.

Barb Ruess 3:32Yeah, she Yeah, so I was reading something from her actually listened to a podcast, I've read a couple of her books and, and of course in touch with what she was talking about. Like a lot of it's the whole zoom fatigue and how you know, you'll start things out and you're waiting forever to get there. You're like how you do it. And everybody says, Oh, I'm fine. And she was like, I quickly realized that we weren't really answer that question, honestly. So now she said she starts all of her team meetings with th...