Geoff took part in the recent Jericho Conversation on Good Work, Mental Health & Workplace Wellbeing – with award-winning author, CEO and London Business School Professor Lynda Gratton; Bruce Daisley, author of ‘The Joy of Work’ and ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’ and former VP, Twitter; and Stefan Stern, journalist, commentator and author of ‘The Myths of Management’ and ‘How To Be A Better Leader’.
Speaking on the subject of health as a driver of productivity, Geoff said:
“We must do more to prepare young people to look after and enhance their wellbeing. Teaching them how to look after their mental and emotional health is vital.”
“I don’t leave my emotions and cognitive ability at the door when I enter the workplace. Why isn’t it important in organisations? I really hope that we move the conversation for CEO’s towards making the mental, emotional and physical health of their people a strategic priority. Billions is spent on ‘Health & Safety’. But nearly all of it on Safety.”
“Companies don’t care about the health of their staff. But Health = energy = productivity = strategic priority.”
“The future? There will be a more open, compassionate and empathetic approach to mental ill-health. I’ve been encouraged by how organisations have responded to this need for their people in this crisis.”