“For companies to create an environment in which employee sustainability remains a part of their business strategy, they need to be dedicated in fostering a culture that meets the requirements of all employees,” says Professor Alex Christou, Director of Thrive Programs and Strategic Partnerships at Monash Business School.
Many studies have indicated that stressful work environments in APAC organizations are detrimental to employees’ mental and physical wellbeing. Monash’s Thrive leadership program propagates the importance of improving these workspaces to increase productivity and employee engagement using wellbeing as a foundation, utilizing the latest research and science around behavioural change.
Beyond presenting the science, we want employees to take action through microsteps. These are small, sciencebacked steps that can be initiated immediately to build healthy habits and new behaviours. They do not require much effort or time and are simple tasks that build on the concept of inculcating positive habits into daily routines. In workspaces, microsteps can be implemented in programs to establish a healthy organizational culture that supports and values employees. After the program commences, its effects cascades through the organization, bringing behavioral change from the top management to the newest employees.
Monash looks at future leadership through the lens of sustainably addressed challenges. Its partnership with Thrive Global aids in bringing an omnichannel approach toward delivering these programs. Virtual channels give clients the autonomy to incorporate the learning modules in their personal schedules. Coupled with synchronous learning and personal interactions, Monash ingeniously drives these programs toward an employee-friendly environment. Its programs equip leaders with the insight to tackle new challenges, the skills to make better decisions and the contemporary thinking required to stay ahead in business–all grounded in the philosophy that it has to be immediately accessible and applicable.
In order for companies to create an environment in which employee sustainability remains a part of their business strategy, they need to be dedicated to fostering a culture that meets the requirements of all employees
Today, employees have a different approach to work-life balance. Around 55 percent of employees who are parents and 56 percent of women employees agree that prioritizing health and well-being over work is more viable for a happier living standard. Thrive understands that well-being has become a necessity in workspaces. Incorporating an employee sustainable model benefits organizations even during times of labor shortage, Thrive works with the best minds to build a safe and productive ecosystem.