Over the last few years, our family of brands within RX Medical have had to be agile, resilient, and resolute in a world that continues to evolve. Like most of you, we’ve had to pivot and stay flexible in what some coin the “new normal”. Our focus on workplace well-being has become more important than ever as we provide clients with the latest technological and innovative medical solutions. If continued success and vitality are also important within your organization, consider taking steps to foster a culture of well-being.
In her book, Pause. Breathe. Choose. – Become the CEO of your Well-Being, Naz Beheshti encourages leaders to work on reducing stress, improving adaptability, and demonstrating how to live your best life in the workplace. Just as companies have mission statements, she recommends defining a well-being statement for yourself. To create a personal mission statement, Beheshti suggests thinking of how you would like to feel daily and reflect upon values and strengths that inspire you.
Stress and burnout can be ubiquitous. When you prioritize your career over your well-being, you risk hurting both says Beheshti. However, when you shift your mindset to focus on well-being, you can improve both professionally and personally. To be well and do well, Beheshti suggests leaders work on cultivating emotional intelligence because one conscious choice begets another. She describes several benefits organizations can experience when they focus on well-being in the workplace.
5 Benefits of Workplace Well-Being
- Strengthens self-awareness and emotional intelligence which can lead to cultivating stronger connections.
- Upgraded mindsets and behaviors support a take charge approach to living your best life.
- Helps you manage stress and build resilience to bounce forward and thrive.
- Supports greater energy, clarity, and creativity gains which are often the pathway to navigating change and growth with confidence.
- Can improve leadership effectiveness, employee well-being, employee engagement, and company culture inside your organization.
Beheshti believes business leaders who are conscious of their actions understand the power of demonstration in the workplace. In other words, walk the walk – not just talk to talk. When you do, you communicate desired behaviors to your employees through action. An example would be setting boundaries around work schedules (not working from dawn to dusk). Smart leaders know to model behaviors they want others to emulate – like going to the gym at lunch to improve overall health.
Sabbaticals are important as well so Beheshti recommends scheduling personal activities the way you would schedule work events. Time away from work restores energy and brings balance to our lives which often results in improved creativity and productivity in the workplace upon return. To fulfill your highest potential and become your best self, Beheshti recommends identifying purpose in your life, staying present, and taking responsibility for your overall well-being.
Leading successfully through challenging times requires a mindset of resilience and determination. Invite employees to share feedback along the way because it helps create a sense of ownership which in turn often supports a sustained culture of well-being. While I understand implementing well-being practices in the workplace may require more attention, not investing in well-being can be detrimental in the long run to your staff and business.
Leadership Challenge: Be mindful to stay engaged with your team by asking how you can support their well-being, then act on the feedback you receive.
Brandon Rouse is an Executive within the RX Medical family of healthcare companies. He leads a diverse and growing team of professionals well-versed in the challenges facing healthcare today. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Brandon’s experienced team represents various technological and innovative medical solutions. Each company within the RX Medical family dedicates themselves to providing the best care possible while also creating a work environment that fosters career growth and an enjoyable work-life balance.