A business with a heart of thoughtfulness considers the individual and then sees the entire organization flourish.
thoughtfulness considers others by balancing empathy, kindness, care and AttentioN, where intentions are sincere and The desired Impact is Positive.
Thoughtfulness has the power to positively impact interactions on many levels - personal and professional relationships, experiences, and environments. A ripple effect occurs when thoughtfulness is at play. Here is a basic example yet this illustrates the point: Have you noticed how you feel when someone holds the door for you? Are you more inclined to hold the door for the next person?
What is a thoughtful business?
Actively grow a thoughtful business and you unlock potential. You impact employees, clients, partners, culture, organization eco-system, and the financial bottom line.
Thoughtfulness generates opportunities. It moves people into a space of new possibility, creates excitement, sparks inspiration, creativity, innovation and connection because of the way people feel. Even in the toughest of environments thoughtfulness can bring moments of calm in a raging storm to create new pathways or open doors in unexpected ways.
What “Business Well-Being” is not:
Just HR benefits or an HR function.
Just physical health of employees.
Just functional roles, departments, or services.
Nice-to-have, luxury services or facilities.
Just drinking green juice and doing yoga.
Being happy no matter what.
Leaving it to someone else to think about.
Thinking it's not strategic.
Thinking emotions don't belong in business.
What “Business Well-Being” is:
Something that impacts everyone.
The quality-of-life that every individual experiences when interacting with your ecosystem; the individuals that work with you (traditionally termed employees and contractors), business partners, clients, and investors.
A collection of 8 distinct areas; physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, financial, environmental, social, and functional.*
Seeking choice, freedom, and growth in each of these areas.
Responding to pressure in any of these areas to reestablish balance.
Preventing and intervening to prevent side-effects when these areas become too
Targeting and reducing negative impacts on the business, individuals, and clients.
*adapted insights from Mercer Marsh Benefits “Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes.”