Understand what’s shaping your ability to perform and show up at your best.

 

Identify aspects of your work and personal life that are detracting from your well-being.

 

  Paying attention to well-being builds positive outcomes for leaders and their teams.

 

A survey by the World Economic Forum showed that increases in well-being enhanced managerial and leadership performance:

  • 50% increase in creativity and innovation
  • 40% increase in employee engagement
   

DRIVING THE FOCUS ON WELLNESS IN HONG KONG

It’s not news that in competitive and frenetic workplace cultures like Hong Kong, elevated levels of stress and working excessive hours are the ‘norm’.  In some industries, lines between work and private life blur, with continuous demands being placed on individuals to meet deadlines, make time-sensitive decisions and remain responsive to ongoing streams of communication.

Recent studies suggest that Swiss investment bank UBS found that on average, employees in Hong Kong worked the most extended hours in the world (50.1 hours a week) which is 38% more than the average work hours across 71 global cities. Another study by Randstad reported that Hong Kong ranked number one in worst work-life balance in the Asia Pacific region:

  • 75% of respondents indicated that their employers expected them to be available outside of regular office hours.
  • 77% stated that they felt they had to respond to emails and calls even when on vacation.

 

And the impact on well-being?

Evidence suggests that the overall level of well-being in Hong Kong is on the decline.

A well-being index compiled by Cigna found that the overall level of well-being in Hong Kong scored last amongst 23 regions examined:

  • The primary causes of stress included work at 39% and finance at 27%.
  • 17% of respondents stated that they cannot manage their stress, where 26% were Millennials (aged 18-34) who reported a higher level of unmanageable stress.
     
     
     
     

 

WHY SHOULD ‘WELLNESS’ BE TOP-OF-MIND FOR SENIOR LEADERS?

Leaders are visible. Individual leader’s behaviour and style have been proven to directly impact others’ attitudes and performance across the organisation.

When leaders proactively address their own well-being needs through successful leadership development, it models and sends an implicit message about the value and importance of self-care and well-being to the whole team. 

 

‘WELLNESS’ FOCUSED ASSESSMENT AND COACHING SERVICES

Pathways Limited offers coaching-led programmes based on a holistic diagnostic framework (Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey – GLWS) that draws from cutting-edge research into factors impacting on the stress and strain of senior leaders.

GLWS provides leaders with insight into factors that are driving or detracting from their well-being across work and home including:

  • Relationships
  • Meaning & purpose
  • Resilience & equanimity
  • Vitality & energy
  • Boundaries
  • Intellectual engagement and flow

 

The insights provided to leaders are designed to be:

 

Thought-provoking Inspire reflection Drive an impetus for ‘change’

 

 

 

The key objective is to support leaders in establishing a proactive, tailored and preventative approach to well-being.

 

HOW DO COACHING PROGRAMMES WORK?

GLWS is introduced into coaching programmes, where an organisation or leader identifies issues that impact overall stress levels, health & well-being and/or self-care.

Completion of an online self-report questionnaire Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey which should take 20–30 minutes.
1:1 Debrief Session including a Personal Wellbeing Report, Development Action Plan and Coaching Goals.

 

 

THE AIM OF THE GLWS DEBRIEF AND COACHING CONVERSATION IS TO:  

Enable clear, transparent and meaningful discussions about wellbeing.
Assist leaders to understand the aspects of work and personal life that may be enhancing or detracting from wellbeing.
Drive an impetus for change and commitment towards actions that serve to strengthen and optimise levels of well-being.
The GLWS Personal Wellbeing Report:

The GLWS Personal Wellbeing Report is comprehensive and provides deep insights into a range of challenges that might otherwise remain hidden.

It includes actionable steps to gently identify and address targeted well-being priorities, underpinned by additional resources and professional support.

Follow-up Coaching Sessions:

Ongoing coaching and support are available for leaders to ensure that goals and development action points are fulfilled. Interventions may include:

 
  • Breathing 
  • Cognitive-behavioural coaching processes
  • Values clarification
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Reading, journaling and reflection
  • Career transition or job search coaching

 

  • Education on a number of leadership development or lifestyle areas including:
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Applied neuroscience
    • Diet
    • Sleep
    • Stress management/Resilience
    • Exercise tactics

 

GLWS RESOURCES

GLWS Framework

GLWS Team Wellbeing Report

GLWS Personal Wellbeing Report

75% of well-being programs do not deliver because they fail to diagnose the factors that have the most significant impact on well-being and/or they do not implement a targeted and meaningful intervention. (2016, Global Wellness Institute)

 

 

TAKE THE NEXT STEP FOR YOUR WELLBEING

Contact Karen Gotthelf to schedule a chat and/or meeting – karen@pathwayslimited.com