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Designing for well being

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This is a summary of the Keynote I gave in King's Collage on March 26th on Well-being.

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Designing for well being

  1. 1. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-being
  2. 2. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being This document is based on the presentation I did on March 26th 2018 at King’s College. © 2018 David Ducheyne
  3. 3. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being If people say that well-being is not important for a business, do they know what they are talking about?
  4. 4. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being If you want to execute a strategy, do you think that well-being could be helpful?
  5. 5. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Let’s think of work as a source of well-being and not as a source of illness.
  6. 6. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There is no point of thinking about the work part and the private part of well-being as separate issues.
  7. 7. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Well-being is more than “not being ill”. It’s about leading a prosperous life.
  8. 8. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Work is still about getting results. But this does not exclude a parallel focus on well-being.
  9. 9. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Well-being is a shared responsibility: policy- makers and individuals.
  10. 10. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Talking about employability is probably easier than talking aboutwell-being. There is purpose for all stakeholders in employability.
  11. 11. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There is a contradiction: quality of work (in Europe) is good. Nevertheless there is a growing concern about the workability of work.
  12. 12. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There are moral and economic reasons to invest in well-being. The latter are more effective to convince leaders to take care.
  13. 13. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being People will not trust leaders who say that they only invest in well-being for reasons of productivity.
  14. 14. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being The key to (mental) well-being is motivation.
  15. 15. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Working hard is OK as long as the motivation is good.
  16. 16. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Let’s look for the right amount of work. This is an individual matter. And let’s not forget the need for recovery.
  17. 17. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Well-being is about balance. But nobody said there has to be balance all the time.
  18. 18. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being When dealing with well-being, we should go beyond the cosmetics. If there is a problem with well-being, we should solve it at the root.
  19. 19. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There are no miracles. Adopt a step-by-step approach. Solve one problem at a time.
  20. 20. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being It’s possible to design an organisation that has a positive impact on well-being.
  21. 21. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Well-being should not be a programme. It needs to be embedded in the strategy of an organisation.
  22. 22. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being And the (People) Strategy should return to its essence: making sure people are willing and able to perform sustainably for a customer, a patient, a citizen, …
  23. 23. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being The three levers for improving well-being is (1) the quality of leadership, (2) the design of the context and (3) the personal resources.
  24. 24. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There is no point in trying to strengthen individual coping strategies, when the design of the context or the leadership is not up to level.
  25. 25. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Sustainable Leadership is the process of motion towards value through people who trust the ones in the leadership role.
  26. 26. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being The first output of leadership should be trust.
  27. 27. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Leaders should be very clear about the importance of well-being. One example is that they should have zero-tolerance for toxic behavior (#metoo).
  28. 28. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Trust, meaningfulness, personal growth and autonomy are design criteria for a work context that is favourable for well-being.
  29. 29. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being When helping people to improve well-being, we should adopt a whole-person approach.
  30. 30. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Mental hygiene is about adopting positive behaviours that support well-being.
  31. 31. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There is no “one-size fits all”. Well-being is a result of personal and contextual factors.
  32. 32. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being Let’s not fall into the happiness trap.
  33. 33. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being There is always something you can do. Let’s discuss.
  34. 34. Otolith David Ducheyne Thank you! David Ducheyne
  35. 35. Otolith David Ducheyne Otolith David Ducheyne Designing for Well-Being David Ducheyne Otolith bvba + 32 479 91 08 67 david@dducheyne.com @dducheyne (Twitter) People Strategy – Organisation Design – Leadership Development Let’s connect on Linkedin or Twitter.

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