March 6, 2024

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Rekindling Our Ancestral Zeal for Work: Transform Your Work Experience with Our Well-being Intelligence Curriculum

Throughout history, humans have ventured into the world to hunt, gather, and cultivate, aiming to secure food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials that fortified their existence and facilitated community and wealth building. These primal endeavours were tasks and pathways to survival, connection, and prosperity. In its myriad forms, work has always been a cornerstone of human evolution, fostering societies, economies, and civilizations.

However, the narrative of work has dramatically shifted. In contemporary times, work is often perceived as a source of stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction, a far cry from our ancestors' invigorating and purpose-driven activities.

The critical question arises: Why has the perception of work transformed so drastically? And, more importantly, how can we reignite a profound sense of purpose and satisfaction in our professional lives?

Historical Insight

Our forebears engaged in work as a means of survival and community enhancement. Whether tilling the land, bartering goods, or establishing communal ties, each task was imbued with a sense of purpose and immediate utility. Fast forward to the modern era, and many individuals find themselves detached from the tangible outcomes of their labour, leading to a pervasive sense of disengagement and dissatisfaction.

The Modern Dilemma

In today's fast-paced and often impersonal world, work can sometimes seem like an endless treadmill of tasks divorced from deeper meaning or personal fulfillment. The recent global upheaval, including the COVID-19 pandemic, has only intensified these feelings, challenging our innate inclinations to engage with and find fulfillment in our work.

Our brains, wired for millennia to find reward in purposeful activity, may struggle with contemporary work environments that lack clear and immediate connections to our well-being and communal prosperity. This disconnection can manifest as resistance or aversion to work, undermining our health, happiness, and success.

Increasing Work Satisfaction with Wellbeing Training Curriculum

Our Solution

This month, our groundbreaking webinar will delve into revitalizing our relationship with work. We will explore the historical context of human labour and examine how we can rekindle the inherent satisfaction and purpose our ancestors found in their tasks. Our Well-being Intelligence Curriculum is designed to address these modern challenges, offering:

Historical Perspectives: Understand the evolution of work and its significance in human history, fostering a deeper appreciation and connection to our professional endeavours.

Brain Science: Explore how our brains respond to work and how modern conditions may impact our mental and emotional well-being. Learn strategies to adapt and thrive in the contemporary work landscape.

Practical Solutions: Discover innovative methods and practical strategies within the Well-being Intelligence Curriculum to enhance job satisfaction, reduce work-related stress, and align professional goals with personal values and well-being.

Engagement and Fulfillment: Uncover ways to infuse your work with meaning, purpose, and joy, drawing on the enduring principles that have motivated humans for generations.

Join us as we embark on a transformative journey to rediscover the joy and fulfillment in work inspired by the wisdom of our ancestors and informed by the latest insights in psychology and organizational behaviour. Together, we can reshape our work experiences, turning them into sources of strength, growth, and happiness.

Question to Ponder

How do you feel about your work?

Action Step

Take the work audit to find out if aspects of your work are challenging you.

To join this month’s webinar click here

To Your Wellness,

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Master Leadership and Well-being Coach. Joyce is the Thought Leader behind the groundbreaking Well-being Intelligence Curriculum™ and WIS® Assessment that identifies well-being risks for individuals and organizations. Her work includes harassment and psychological safety consultation, designing inclusive wellness systems, wellness assessments, diversity conflict and well-being consultations, train the trainer certifications, and relational leadership coaching. Joyce also hosts the annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit and her weekly What’s Happening at Work podcast. She is the author of six books and President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. Joyce is passionate about helping people identify and reduce barriers to living their best lives. In her downtime, you will find Joyce reading, cooking, taking long walks or enjoying time with family and friends. She can be reached at

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