Health and Balance at Work: Nurturing Innovation

June 17, 2014 by Bonnie D. Graham 0

Today’s buzz: Work and health.

Some call it work-life balance, others say work-life integration.

Word-smithing aside, we’re expected to be calm, centered, productive, innovative and happy in our 24/7 globalized work environment. And despite constant distractions, ambiguous power hierarchies, and need-it-yesterday deadlines – we also need time and energy for family, home, friends, relaxation. And sleep.

How’s that working out for you? Not so much? Take heart. We hear you.

The experts speak.

Jeremy Hunter, PhD, The Peter F. Drucker School of Management: “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.” (Peter F. Drucker)

Marc Lesser, SIYLI.org: There is scientific evidence that mindfulness practice can support leaders to cultivate more acceptance and openness, and reduce fear – necessary ingredients in supporting innovation.”

Natalie Lotzmann, MD, SAP: “Financial reporting does not allow for the health and well-being of employees, the quality of their education or the inspiration of their work … It does not reflect the quality of partnerships nor the drive for breakthrough innovation, neither the devotion to customer´s success nor the contribution to a better world. It makes everything in short, except that which really matters to value and predict future success.” (Adapted freely from a 1968 speech by the late Robert F. Kennedy)

Join us for Health and Balance at Work: Nurturing the Innovation Mindset on HR Trends with Game-Changers Radio, presented by SAP.

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