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Podcast with Lindsay Oades

Lindsay Oades on Is Your Organization Building Wellbeing Literacy?

Lindsay Oades is the director and an associate professor at The Center for Positive Psychology at The University of Melbourne, where he oversees the masters of applied psychology program.  Lindsey’s study and application of wellbeing ranges from individuals, mental health systems, educational institutions, workplaces and liveable cities. He has published over 100 journal articles and books chapters on these topics.  He is the co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University.

In this conversation, you will hear Lindsay shares some of the latest findings on how wellbeing practices can improve organizational performance.  He also explains why focusing on improving individual wellbeing alone is not enough, and why we need to also address wellbeing at the team and organizational level and how we can approach this in workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:38] – Lindsay shares why he believes organizations are struggling to capitalize on the growing evidence about how wellbeing practices impact workplaces.
  • [03:59] – Lindsay talks about the individual approaches for applying positive psychology at work.
  • [06:09] – Lindsay explains why cultivating happy workers is overstated.
  • [08:03] – Lindsay shares the importance of improving wellbeing at team levels and how this can be addressed.
  • [14:30] – Lindsay talks about how organizational practices and policies and enable or restrict workplace wellbeing.
  • [16:27] – Lindsay shares the advice he is currently giving to leaders about improving wellbeing at a systemic level.
  • [20:33] – Lindsey explains why wellbeing literacy matters in workplaces.
  • [22:22] – The Lightning Round with Lindsay Oades.

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