HRD Connect5 Things We Learned This Week – May 22nd 2020

5 Things We Learned This Week - May 22nd 2020

Every week, we give you 5 key takeaways from our insights and thought leadership on HRD Connect. This week: Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, Dave Ulrich on the return to work, Professor Alex Edmans on employee satisfaction and shareholder value, and more.

From top tips on how to keep your workforce’s mental wellbeing at the top of the business agenda, to how HR leaders can start preparing for the return to work, here are 5 things we learned this week on HRD Connect.


1. Mental Health Awareness Week is now more important than ever

Mental Health Awareness Week gives us an opportunity to commemorate the importance of supporting the mental health of every member of every organisation across the globe. As HR and business transformation leaders, it often falls to us to make that change happen and help businesses to take steps towards a greater understanding and appreciation of mental health in the workplace – even if that workplace is at home.

To demonstrate just how important MHAW continues to be, a host of HRD Thought Leaders, including Matthew Syed, Dave Ulrich, Chuck Heaton and Jill Christensen, gave their top tips for supporting the mental health of your teams right now.

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2. Employee satisfaction and shareholder value are at high risk right now

Ensuring your employees are happy and taken care of is of utmost importance during times of great duress, meaning shareholder value is at greater risk than ever. Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School and author of “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit”, tells you why and what HR can do about it.

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3. Returning to work is rising up the business agenda and HR must be prepared

“Under severe pressure, some rocks become diamonds and others become dust.” So says Dave Ulrich, in sharing with us how HR leaders can best prepare their organisations to be the return to work.

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4. Culture might look very different post-pandemic

It is very possible that leaders will return to office life to find that the culture has taken a major blow due to shortcomings such as poor communication and leadership and that, as a result, workers have become less enthused and less productive. We explored three ways business could look very different post-lockdown.

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5. Personality types have a major impact on how we work from home

Do you know your team members’ personality types? Discovering more about them could help you to transform productivity and wellbeing while your organisation is working remotely. John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, The Myers-Briggs Institute, gave us the scoop on how and why HR should get to grips with personality types right now.

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