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Bevmorton Wellbeing Presentation

  1. 1. The Well being Choice Bev Morton - The Art of Possibility CLP re:freshers Wellcome Collection, London Friday, 9 July 2010
  2. 2. The Well being Choice The Art of Possibility well being - coaching - facilitation mentoring - mediation Friday, 9 July 2010
  3. 3. The Well being Choice 5. In pursuit of well being: your own well being action plan 3. Understanding 4. Where is your well being 1. My story well being ? & its impacts & findings 2. Well being framework Friday, 9 July 2010
  4. 4. The Well being Choice • Workshop process developed through a process of research and the practice of delivering well being sessions with leaders in the cultural and voluntary sectors • Chris Smith: Know Yourself, Build Relationships • Life is messy, the ability to be aligned creates well being and builds effectiveness and resilience • At its core, well being is about managing priorities just as we do with our own organisations - strategies, policies, finances etc. • Well being work – focuses on the individual in order to facilitate change for both the individual AND the organisation. This model works on both an organisational and individual basis • Reflection is the key for change; it is an iterative process at the core of well being development work, creating continual impact and thereby having the capability of creating change Friday, 9 July 2010
  5. 5. Mission Money Models: The People Theme Research: Competencies, qualities and attributes that will enable creative practitioners and organisations to thrive in the challenging environment of the 21st Century Self confidence is at the forefront of a growing body of thinking about organisational behaviour. (Hollenbeck & Hall 2004) CQA’s – scored less strongly in CQA – scored highly comparison to the overall response to Recognising patterns and making others connections between things Taking time to reflect Appreciating diversity Accepting oneself Motivating oneself Handling conflict Being passionate and committed to Challenging others in supportive ways the things one gets involved with Drawing ones own boundaries Taking responsibility for oneself and Knowing when to move on to reaching for one’s role in what is happening win win solutions Using one’s initiative Helping others feel comfortable with change Coping with ambiguity Friday, 9 July 2010
  6. 6. The Well being Choice A definition of well being Well being is best thought of as a dynamic process, emerging from the way in which people interact with the world around them (Gallup) A definition of resilience …ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy (Dictionary.com) Friday, 9 July 2010
  7. 7. Where is your well being? Part 1: In three or four words - Describe where your well being is now Part 2: What do you already know about yourself which has a) positive b) negative impact on your well being? e.g. a need to please Friday, 9 July 2010
  8. 8. Well being business case • Current climate - imperative that we are as effective as possible • The link between us as leaders & our people • Utilising skills & talents of our people effectively • Organisational culture: sectors reliance on discretionary effort – working beyond contract • Wellbeing in or out of balance: impacts on the bottom line • Wellbeing interventions ROI: health of staff & effectiveness of the organisation 1:4 benefit on investment Friday, 9 July 2010
  9. 9. Women Cultural Leaders in the UK and NZ Findings: Working average of 50 hrs per week 90% frequently experienced high levels of stress Easily bored if not challenged Despite High achievement there was frequent low self esteem (& incidence of imposter syndrome) Well-being in balance: Well-being out of balance: • Managing well-being effectively & proactively • Giving proactive attention to home/friends/love • High incidence of periods of depression or other mental health issues life • Significant ill-health • Developing activities outside of work Health/ fitness • High rate of workaholism and other ‘isms’ • Being ‘fed’ by the right level of stress • Frequent comments of poor/work life balance • Breakdown of relationships • High levels of single people and single parents • Often describe themselves as isolated Friday, 9 July 2010
  10. 10. Aim: Increasing flexibility & understanding of self & others Inflexibility inhibits the most effective outcome and Increasing flexibility therefore impacts on well being Friday, 9 July 2010
  11. 11. Influences on well being Internal processes External processes Friday, 9 July 2010
  12. 12. Alignment – Robert Dilts Mission & Vision (Purpose) Where the person is going with their life, the people and activities and places that are central to this vision for their life/future - and perhaps the contribution they intend to make to the world. Identity Their self esteem, their sense of self, what they identify with, etc. This can include identifying with their job, marriage, religion, etc. it can also include how they interpret events in terms of their own self-worth. Beliefs & Values Whether they believe something is possible or impossible, whether they believe it is necessary or unnecessary, whether or not they feel motivated about it. Capability & Skills Whether or not they have innate capabilities and/or learned skills for dealing appropriately with an issue. Behaviour Their external behaviours. This could include, for example, what an observer would see or hear or feel when they are engaged in a particular activity. Environment Their surroundings: the people and places etc that they are interacting with, and responding to, when they are engaged in a particular activity. Friday, 9 July 2010
  13. 13. The 3 inter-dependent levels of well being Well being: Making improvements on 3 levels Every minute of every day Higher Work/life Purpose balance Friday, 9 July 2010
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  15. 15. Know Yourself B N P K + A : R = WB or T Effectiveness or V Performance or…. (Beliefs, Needs, Preferences, Talents & Values) Self Knowledge + Action : Reflection = Wellbeing The Morton Wellbeing Model Friday, 9 July 2010
  16. 16. Preferences: Time and its impact on well being What is time? Observed phenomenon - Arbitrary - Shared convention - Relative Different perceptions of time •Anglo-European time is a product of the Industrial Revolution – a series of linear, sequential, planned events •Arabic time – time is happening now, supports handling several matters simultaneously Question: How do manage time & what impact does it have on your well being? Friday, 9 July 2010
  17. 17. Needs : Risk and well being Study: Human behaviour, risk awareness and emotional well being Those people with preferences on the high risk end of the spectrum were found to have a more risky approach to their well being. Steptoe, A and Wardle J. (2001) UCL Question: What is your approach to risk & what impact does it have on your well being? Friday, 9 July 2010
  18. 18. Values: What makes you MAD, SAD or GLAD? Firstly, on your own answer the question: What makes you a) MAD b) SAD c) GLAD? Secondly, with another person, discuss what you have written What do you notice? What values underpin your statements? Values are a key driver of well being; when you understand your values, you are part way to understanding what is driving your approach to your well being and influencing your leadership style. Friday, 9 July 2010
  19. 19. Talents Ask yourself the following: What do I love & What am I good at? What brings you energy? What diminishes your energy? What skills does my job require me to do? To what extent are the same as the above (love/good at/+energy/-energy)? Friday, 9 July 2010
  20. 20. Well being Action Planning What do you need to In 3 or 4 words, change to bring more where do you well being into your ? want your well life? being to be? Every minute of every day ? Higher Purpose Work/life balance ? What SMART actions do you want to take for your well being? Friday, 9 July 2010
  21. 21. Top 11 tips for well being 1. Remember, well being is a choice 2. Manage your well being project - it requires focus and commitment 3. Reflection builds intent 4. Develop flexibility in all you do – rigidity suffocates possibility 5. Surface what you love & what you are good at 6. Notice what brings you energy and saps you of it 7. Develop understanding of your needs, talents and preferences 8. Build understanding of others; it is part of well being 9. Seek support when you need it 10. Create a well being mantra to help guide you Friday, 9 July 2010
  22. 22. The Art of Possibility… creating spaces for growth wellbeing - coaching - facilitation - mentoring - mediation Bev Morton mybliss@blueyonder.co.uk Friday, 9 July 2010

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