Available for Interviews: Leni Rivera
Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is.
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How the New Workplace Experience Is Supporting Employee Wellness and Empowerment
The pandemic, and its tail effects, have affected all of us, without exception or choice. And for many of us, these effects have impacted the way we’ve come to value our families, our communities, and even ourselves. And as we came into this light of introspection and appreciation, it had a ripple effect on our relationship with our work, and in particular, with how, where, and when we work.
This ripple effect has also become the reason why the “workplace” has been redefined. Indefinitely.
The shift of a workplace experience has moved away from empowering a corporate office, to empowering you. Enabling your ability to thrive has always been at the core of any workplace experience objective, but today, there is a new realization that everyone’s “ability to thrive” looks different. A one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be effective in enabling your success. Instead, listening to what you need to be successful, and empowering you with that, will.
This freedom-of-choice approach includes all aspects of your workplace experience. Choosing where to work is only one aspect. The biggest reported challenge with working from home, for example, is not having the ability to shut down that computer at the end of the day, impacting work-life balance, and maintaining mental wellness. Likewise, being mandated to commute into the office to perform tasks that could just as well be performed at home, also impacts work-life balance and mental wellness. Instead, the shift of a workplace experience to focus on your success means incorporating not only where, but also how and when you work.
At the end of the day, companies need to know that you successfully achieve your results. And they’re starting to realize that really listening to you, and taking into consideration your mental wellness, work-life balance, and job engagement, are the most effective ways to support your ability to sustainably achieve this. For some, turning on their computer to work intermittently throughout a longer workday is more effective, and for others, working for 6 concentrated hours in the evening works best. And maybe for you, it’s a little bit of both. In the end, it becomes your results that matter, not how, where, or when you work.
This is why, as the workplace experience evolves, so does the one leadership skill that every leader in today’s work environment must have—rising high above vision, strategic planning, and innovation is empathy.
Interview: Leni Rivera
Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is.
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