Mental Health, Organizational Culture, and Compassion
Recorded webinar can be found here.
Download the pdf handout of the slide deck Mental Health and Compassion in the Workplace.
We are living through trying times. A global health pandemic has moved many of us into new relationships with work: for some, we are essential front lines in the fight; for others, we are the rear guard working from home; and for many, we are those who are waiting for disappeared work to re-appear when it is safe. A national reckoning with racial injustice continues to challenge us to see our organizations and society differently and work creatively to welcome people into workplaces in a way that fosters belonging and inclusion. All the while, unprecedented economic turbulence rocks the very foundations of our organizations, signaling a future of change that we don’t entirely understand. Is it any wonder that we are facing a mental health crisis in our workplaces? There has never been a time when we more needed a clear and practical understanding of compassionate approaches to mental health at work. Monica Worline is a compassion researcher who focuses on systems and structures to help us lead mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy organizations that foster thriving and well being. Dr. Worline will address the trying times we find ourselves in and offer a research-based view of the role of compassion in supporting adaptability to change, enabling a resilient economic foundation for organizations, and fostering cultures that support workplace mental health from the ground up.
About the Speaker: Monica C. Worline, Ph.D. Research Scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, and Founder & CEO of EnlivenWork.
Dr. Worline is an organizational psychologist who has been investigating and writing about compassion in the workplace for over 20 years. She is the co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work, a first-of-its-kind book to bring the science of compassion at work into practical focus. She is a core faculty contributor at the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations and a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education where she helped to edit the first ever Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science. Dr. Worline spends a great deal of her time dedicated to the mission of bringing the best of scholarly tools and practices into workplaces, and is the founder and CEO of an incubator designed to help organizations enliven the world of work.