Relational Currency At Work

June 12, 2021

By Joyce Odidison

June 12, 2021

By Joyce Odidison

Do you know that by building relational currency you can foster goodwill among your team and boost your social bank account? Yes, this is where things like participation and collaboration come from. Welcome to the What’s Happening at Work Newsletter and podcast, where discuss all things interpersonal at work and how to transform them into well-being to boost resilience. Check out the What’s Happening At Work Podcast

As I reflect on the business of my week, the things that stand out are those of interpersonal equity. Those that allow people to feel empowered and valued at work. Besides the business of my week, the issues of bullying, harassment, and discrimination that my clients are facing are the most impactful.

Just a quick recap on what’s happening at work this week. This week was a very busy week for me, teaching leaders in the Foundations of leadership coaching course. I also taught a webinar on creating a workplace wellness culture with leaders and preparing for a sermon on Saturday called O Come and See Jesus, as well as prepare for a presentation next week, called coaching to bridge the diversity gap to the corporate C-Suite, at the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) conference. We are also recording my podcast and wellness at work forums as we prepare for the 4th Global Workplace Wellness Summit coming up November 8- 10, 2021. I hope to see you there.

I tell you this because while I do this, I am also coaching clients who are dealing with some very toxic work environments. I will share here some tips and strategies we used to help in those situations in hopes that they will serve you also. You see, it doesn’t matter what we have on our desks, we still have to deal with interpersonal needs, and interests.

There were some troubling moments when one of my clients shared that she was experiencing racism at work. The fact that my client had that thought is very concerning. Our thoughts have a big impact on our health and well-being. The actions that led to this behaviour are unhealthy for the leader, as well as for the employee. That brings me to the release of my new book. This week I was working on realigning my book call the WIS® Method, a framework that magnifies how our interpersonal exchanges impact our health and wellness. Imagine the resistance, annoyance, and hardening of self my client had to endure to go through her workday with the thought… “I am being discriminated against”.

This publication is not about racism but I find myself discussing it so much lately, I could almost do nothing else. Listen to my podcast to hear tips and strategies to release these negative interpersonal dynamics as you go into the weekend.

Humans are social, interdependent beings who need each other to survive. People need each other for self-elevation, growth development, and belonging. It is dehumanizing to work for someone who treats you like you are worthless. I don’t want to extend this negative energy too much so let’s talk about some positive things to shift our energy. Thinking of negative things too much can drain our energy.

Our theme at the Global Workplace Wellness Summit this November 8 – 10, 2021 is Rebuilding Smarter Workplaces by aligning high performance to high performance. We have opportunities for you to shine on one of our wellness committees. Showcase what you are doing at work and collaborate with others around the globe and win the draw to have your face grace the Workplace Wellness Magazine cover. Leave a message and let us know what is going on at your workplace.

Here are some of the answers to the questions I asked in my workplace wellness culture workshop. Please see what your answer is and share below:

1.   How much positivity is there in your team?

3.   How much optimism are you bringing to your work?

4.   What new stress management steps have you implemented for your team as a result of the pandemic?

Please drop your answers at the bottom, let’s have a conversation, or leave me a voice message on my podcast link. Listen to the podcast episode

To Your Wellness


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Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching and coaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 24. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce has authored five books and is also Founder and Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching, the first black-owned coaching school approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer, who works with government, private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

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