How to improve workforce wellbeing and cognitive performanceJan 09, 2023
by Dr Ruth Allan | 09 January 2023
Dr Wolfgang Seidl joins Dr Ruth Allan on the 61st Episode of 'Brain Health: Unchaining Your Pain' and 1st Episode in Series 4
Wolfgang leads Workplace Health Consulting at Mercer, which is the strategic arm of the Health business, creating data-driven well-being strategies for organisations across the globe
He is a medical doctor, holds a post-graduate degree in Psychiatry, Philosophy & Society, undertook his business studies focused on Return on Investment models of mental health in the workplace and is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist
Wolfgang is a member of various research organisations and advisory boards and a prolific keynote speaker at conferences around the globe
In this episode Wolfgang shares the facts, the stats and the challenges of improving workforce wellbeing and discusses the new frontier in corporate performance
He discusses the topics that are top of the agenda for organisations right now and the importance of finding a way to break the stigma, the impact of the pandemic on mental health in the workplace, how to apply the learnings to a corporate setting, and the steps corporations need to take to improve workforce wellbeing and performance
We discuss the ever-increasing issue of data fatigue, and the need to create relevant pathways and integrated models to achieve optimal cognitive performance at an individual and corporate level
I loved this conversation - time seemed to fly by so quickly. If you're the CEO of a company, or leader in your business or organisation, this is one episode you don't want to miss! Make sure you have a notebook and pen to take notes!
"When you move, your mind moves with you."
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- MAD World Summit
- Viktor Frankl
- Sigmund Freud
- Adam Grant
- ISO 45003 standard for psychological safety
- Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School
Episode 045 'Brain Health - Unchaining Your Pain' - Creating Human Centric Workplaces with Anne Bono
- Mental Health Awareness for all - YouTube video
- Mental Health Awareness at Mercer
Discussed in this podcast
- 01.55 - Optimal brain health for Dr Wolfgang Seidl - having a sharp mind, being able to sprint and adapt cognitively
- 03.30 - Are we sprinting enough cognitively?
- 16.20 - Topics on top of the agenda for organisations
- 18.57 - Trauma
- 30.15 - Psychological safety in the workplace: bringing your whole self to work
- 32.35-33.52 - You can make mistakes: building higher performing teams
- 34.15 - Flexible working for all workers
- 40.00 - Permission to make mistakes
- 42.15 - The concept of purpose and it's subtlety in the workplace
- 44.24 - Purpose leading to personalisation and the route cause of precision medicine
- 47.00 - The new frontier in workforce wellbeing
- 52.20 - Cognitive health: a pathway for the workforce
- 56.55 - Data fatigue: focusing on meaningful, qualitative data
- 1.00.35 - Sharpening your tools
- 1.06.30 - Neurodiversity in the workplace
- 1.08.28 - Dr Wolfgang's advice for someone struggling with their cognitive health in the workplace.
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