The harmonious workplace: keeping strategy and reality in tune

Discover what your organisation can do to address the mismatch between aspirations and lived experience and create a harmonious, healthy work culture

‘Cognitive dissonance’ is a way of describing the tension we feel when beliefs and behaviour aren’t in tune, and the impact this can have on our mental health and wellbeing is significant.

A gap between espoused values and lived experience in the workplace can leave employees feeling isolated, helpless – and more vulnerable to mental health difficulties. It can also be a source of unease and strain for managers and leaders, raising questions about why a carefully-developed strategy isn’t landing as expected.

The good news? There’s evidence to suggest that taking action to effect change collaboratively and on behalf of others can have a positive impact on our emotional and psychological wellbeing – and on the dynamics of our organisation too.

In this webinar, originally presented by Lydia Hartland-Rowe and Angel Bagum on 4 October 2021, we explore what your organisation can do to address or prevent this mismatch between aspirations and lived experience and, in-so-doing, create a work culture that actively promotes mental health and wellbeing for all.

How will this webinar help me?

Drawing on extensive theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience through their work with Add | Wellbeing, our presenters offer practical ideas and advice, while also introducing some fresh ways to think about your workplace and relationships more broadly.

By watching this webinar recording you will:

Whatever your role, seniority or sector, we’re confident that you’ll come away feeling better equipped to contribute to the creation of a harmonious workplace.

Who is this webinar for?

We welcome anyone to watch this webinar recording who has a keen interest in the subject area and in particular, if you are interested in:

You may have management responsibilities, a role in human resources or organisational development, or a particular focus on mental health and wellbeing – or you may just be interested in learning more about these topics.

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Interested in learning more about workplace wellbeing?

Developed in the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, under the expert guidance of our Add | Wellbeing team, the Working towards wellbeing (DAA500) suite of mini courses will build the knowledge and skills needed to create a more informed, resilient and compassionate culture in your workplace.

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