Are Employees Who Are Spiritually Well More Trustworthy and Trusting, Does This Impact Their Mental Health?
An Erosion of Spiritual Wellness Has Impacted The Workplace and Maybe A Factor In The Mental Health Epidemic Affecting Millions of Professionals at Work.
Low trust at work erodes employees’ confidence, promotes fear, and increases stress and anxiety. Trust among colleagues, among team members, leadership, and trust that their organization will do right by them are some key factors employees express as core to trust issues at work.
As more employees are impacted by the troubling issue of the global pandemic, mental health at work is becoming a concern for small and large employers alike. I have been looking at the connection between trust and well-being and the data shows that trust is essential for employees to feel psychologically safe at work.
Trust at work is essential for high performance. If you want employees to perform at a high level, they must first trust and feel safe at work. I believe that there is a direct correlation between trust and high performance.
No one should lose their job or be laid off while the executives in their corporation take home huge bonuses. How did we get here you may ask, when did we become so callous that we would rather take a raise than ensure our employees had a job to put food on their table even when our raise is more than five years their annual salary? Is this moral dilemma part of a broader spiritual erosion? Spiritual erosion is not something that happens to those who are religious.
Erosion is the wearing away or diminishing of something or a relationship. It happens slowly and sometimes quietly without notice. It is sometime overlooked until after the erosion is completed. What is left is an empty space or discoloration that reminds us of what was lost.
The slow erosion of spiritual wellness has left us with distrust, without meaning and purpose, out of alignment with core values, hopelessness, out of balance, with low faith in humanity and in the integrity of others. The key to building trust at work is through developing integrity as a competency. Something that everyone aspires to improve.
The challenge here is that integrity is a by-product of spiritual wellness. Spiritual wellness encompasses all those invisible aspects of our lives, such as: self-esteem, faith, purpose, balance, personal style, and core values. For too long we have ignored this part of our humanity and now we lack the resilience to deal with the tougher issues of a changing world and with fluctuating environmental issues that are all encompassing.
While the spiritual self is invisible, it is the most powerful. It is also the fuel for trust-building. Showing up to work with a spiritual wellness deficit makes you less reliable, accountable, and less likely to trustworthy.
On November 8, 2021, I will open the 4th Global Workplace Wellness Summit with the new research finding for the wellness competency teaching – The Trust Factor – The Spiritual Wellness Improvement Plan that align trust to high performance.
The Summit line-up
Day 1 – November 8th will focus on The Trust Factor – Aligning trust and high performance finding a path via spiritual wellness
Attendees will learn to identify:
- Wellness deficits
- Professional self-esteem
- Integrity and trust
Learn to assess and unleash the power of spiritual wellness at work to boost trust and improve performance!
Join me here for this powerful teaching as we grapple with our current realities to find new ways to promote mental health and wellness at work. Get your free pass to the Global Workplace Wellness Summit here: https://globalworkplacewellnesssummit.com/
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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 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). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com