Rebalancing the Organisation Post-Pandemic: Achieving Sustainable Success: Balancing Performance & Wellbeing

By Linley Watson

In pursuit of better results, organisations face a dilemma: how to improve performance while still prioritising employee wellbeing. While the focus on wellbeing during the pandemic was essential, some leaders now question whether it’s time to rebalance the equation in favour of performance. However, potentially neglecting one for the other may have detrimental consequences.

For certain CEOs, prioritising performance means pushing for a return to the office. This approach risks backlash from employees who appreciate the flexibility of work arrangements that offer autonomy, work-life balance, reduced stress, and financial savings. They also risk overburdening an already exhausted and stressed-out workforce, leading to unwelcome attrition and legal implications.

The solution goes beyond physical presence; it requires consciously cultivating a culture that is both healthy and high performing, rather than toxic and high-pressure. It involves creating an environment where employees feel valued, supported, and motivated, wherever they work. By prioritising both performance and wellbeing, focusing on outcomes, fostering connection, and offering flexibility, organisations can attract and retain the top talent crucial for achieving long-term success. Read on

About the Guest Writer: Linley Watson is CEO of Peak Performance International and REIDAR Holistic Executive Coaching: Empowering leaders to sustain their performance, find their balance and achieve more at work and in life. Find out more here.