Lowe Partners In Prevention 4 May2010


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“What you can do to create a healthier organization.” Presentation at Partners in Prevention, Toronto. May 4, 2010.

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Lowe Partners In Prevention 4 May2010

  1. 1. What You Can Do To Create A Healthier Organization Presentation by Graham Lowe, Ph.D. Partners in Prevention 2010 Toronto, 4 May 2010 Project Title 1 Goals 1. Acquire new improvement tools. 2. Learn about the building blocks. 3. Assess your progress. 4. Identify actions you can take. © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 2 1
  2. 2. Connecting the dots e High perform ur lt ance cu Workfor ty ce divers fe ity Sa ganization Learning or TIES Health promotion BILI C APA ure Engageme Leaders hip deve lopment Cult nt nt St r geme a te t  mana gic Talen HR g inin Tra Career development ice er of cho Recruitment & retention Employ © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 3 Look at your organization through a healthy organization lens… Holistic Integrative Long-term Strategic © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 4 2
  3. 3. Describing a healthy organization Fit Agile Links Capable people and Resilient performance Thriving © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 5 The key to a healthy organization Forging strong links between… Organizational performance Social responsibility Employee wellbeing © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 6 3
  4. 4. Building blocks of a healthy organization Inspired employees Vibrant workplaces Inclusive leadership Positive culture © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 7 The healthy organization value chain Sustainable Success Inspired How value is employees created for stakeholders Vibrant workplaces Effective people practices Culture and leadership © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 8 4
  5. 5. How healthy is your organization? Do a quick check-up… Complete the Healthy Organization Assessment©  Score each section and get a total score  Look for strengths and opportunities to improve Your co-workers can complete this at: www.creatinghealthyorganizations.ca © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 9 You need to get at root causes - Turnover, absenteeism, presenteeism, injuries, benefit costs, dissatisfaction Jobs, work environments, HR supports, leadership, culture © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 10 5
  6. 6. Example: reducing work stress Employee control Job demands © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 11 Moving beyond wellness programs Workplace Health Healthy Organization DIMENSION: Promotion Target Individual Organizational Change model Health promotion Organization development Scope and focus Program-based Systemic and holistic Timeframe Short and medium term Long term Individual benefits Reduced health risks Quality of life and capabilities Organizational benefits Lower employee costs Higher performance Links to strategy Part of HR plan How the business operates Responsibility Formal roles Shared responsibility © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 12 6
  7. 7. Vibrant workplace ingredients Key drivers of wellbeing and performance: 1. Respectful relationships based on trust 2. 2-way communication 3. Contributions valued and recognition 4. Supportive supervisors & coworkers 5. Job autonomy 6. Role clarity and demands 7. Decision input 8. Challenging, interesting work 9. Growth and development opportunities 10.Adequate resources 11.Fair rewards and processes 12.Safe and health-promoting environment © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 13 Effective people practices Retention & Recruitment Learning & Engagement Development Social People Performance Strategic Responsibility Strategy Management Priorities RESULTS Health OHS Promotion Pay & Benefits Culture © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 14 7
  8. 8. Progress is a shared responsibility Vision INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP Values Actions © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 15 Another look at health promotion World Health Organization defines health promotion as: “…the process of enabling individuals and communities to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health.” © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 16 8
  9. 9. Use a healthy change process • Model the goals • Guided by values Promotes buy-in and ownership • Involve employees • Learn as you go © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 17 Finding your trajectory Design an improvement trajectory for your organization Use the Healthy Organization Assessment© to plan next steps What single change would have the biggest impact with the least effort? © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 18 9
  10. 10. What managers can do Talk about values Apply people skills Involve employees in solutions Connect CSR and HR © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 19 What employees can do Tie improvements to performance Craft a team vision Build bridges Be a change agent © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 20 10
  11. 11. Final points 1. Understand how you can make a difference 2. Strengthen the building blocks 3. Build on successes 4. Collaborate and learn © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 21 Questions& Comments © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 22 11
  12. 12. For information and resources : www.creatinghealthyorganizations.ca The Graham Lowe Group | www.grahamlowe.ca | glowe@grahamlowe.ca | 250.448.5636 © 2010 The Graham Lowe Group 23 12