Fri 30 Jun

Quiet goodbyes are a company's loudest alarm!

The Harvard Business Review found that positive social connections at work lead to better health, less depression, faster learning, sharper thinking, and better job performance.

Quiet goodbyes are a company's loudest alarm!

We've all seen it happen, right? Talented folks in businesses, just picking up and leaving without causing a fuss.

The cause?

Well, it often boils down to a lack of a sense of belonging.

So why is this happening? Many times, companies get so wrapped up in reaching their goals, they forget about the well-being of the very people helping them get there.

We need to keep putting people first. Not just because it's kind, but because it's smart and sustainable.

Don't get me wrong, our company Essential Talent I work with companies every day that are completely hitting it out of the park on this front. It blows me away some of the amazing work out client in NZ and Australia are doing.

Think about this. In the workplaces of tomorrow, the entire person is valued - their mental, emotional, and physical well-being - not just their productivity. They are supported in all aspects of their well-being. Now that's a future we should strive for.

Every business, whether it's a money-making company, a charity, a school, gets its vibe from the top. It's the leaders that set the tone.

They're the ones who influence not only the workplace culture but also the kind of talent it attracts. Poor leadership practices can lead to a toxic environment where individuals feel used, threatened, or undervalued.

On the flip side, great leaders foster growth, encourage open communication, and lead with a humble heart. They don't let their egos get in the way, and they make sure their team has everything they need to succeed.

Everyone wants to feel like they're making a difference and that they're part of something bigger. This only happens when there's trust within the team.

After all, who can be happy or productive when they're always on edge?
The Harvard Business Review found that positive social connections at work lead to better health, less depression, faster learning, sharper thinking, and better job performance.

Given that we spend a good chunk of our waking hours at work, we need to feel connected and respected in our workplaces.

As we look to the future, we need to focus on wellness, workplace culture, and thoughtful leadership.

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