Thursday, March 3rd 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM CT
Friday, March 4th 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM CT
CHES/MCHES Credits Available: 9 (attendance required March 3rd and 4th)
Building on HERO’s 2021 Forum where we examined how the syndemic of COVID-19 and racial inequities has challenged individual and organizational resiliency, the 2022 Winter Think Tank examines how organizations that are chronically adapting their workplace cultures are also revisiting their approaches to supporting employee well-being. Just as organizational and management flexibility is the watchword for employers striving to support a diversity of work styles and scheduling preferences, how should well-being initiatives be tailored to support a diversity of personal health and well-being needs and preferences?
This think tank anticipates that chronically flexible approaches to organizing work foretell exciting opportunities for bolstering employee well-being. We also expect hybrid work, the gig economy, and labor shortages presage untold threats to employee health and safety. Per our HERO Think Tank tradition, we will welcome an eclectic mix of experts representing business, population health, and social sciences to share their research, ideas, and insights about how ongoing and significant change in personal and professional boundaries can be a boost or a bane to employee well-being. And, per usual, we will dedicate a healthy proportion of our Think Tank agenda for members to learn from each other, share stories about how they are adapting their well-being initiatives, and embark on unfettered ideation that challenges us all to meet a chronically flexible work environment.