Parneet Pal: Building mental and social resilience at work
Parneet Pal, M.B.B.S., M.S. is a Harvard- and Columbia-trained physician working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, technology, and behavior change. An educator and science communicator, she applies her subject matter expertise to optimize human health and its impact on business leadership and planetary wellbeing. She strongly believes we can create a compassionate, equitable society where health is the default.
As Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs focuses on solving stress, burnout, and loneliness in the workplace. Wisdom Labs aspires to build wiser workplaces using the science of mindfulness and to scale the skills of mental resilience, emotional intelligence, and compassionate leadership across organizations.
She speaks about the connections between Health, Leadership, and Climate at Fortune 500 companies and global conferences, including Web Summit (Lisbon), Slush (Helsinki), Leade.rs (Paris), The Next Web (Amsterdam), Tech Open Air (Berlin), WELCOA (Wellness Council of America), Wisdom 2.0 (San Francisco), and ACLM (American College of Lifestyle Medicine) and Singularity University.
In this episode, Dean Newlund and Parneet Pal discuss:
- Current trends in stress and burnout in the workplace
- Positive and Negative stress
- Why we should build resilience to stress in the workplace
- What we can do to build strength to stress and avoid burnout
- Stress is every day, but it’s dangerous to get used to it. Stress can be alleviated with a variety of solutions. By increasing your resilience to stress, you increase your tolerance and feel fewer adverse effects.
- Building resilience to stress has a great return of investment both to the organization and the individual.
- Encouraging people to take from their time to take care of themselves is not enough. Corporations need to find a way to incorporate mindfulness and other stress-relieving practices into their workers’ schedules and overall workplace culture.
- Start meetings and corporate gatherings with gratitude and checking in on each other how each one is feeling.
“The teams that were able to navigate adversity in skillful ways are the ones that took the time to say “Wait for a second before we get to the agenda, how are you?” even little moments of check-in can be compelling ways to engage into that kind of mindful awareness and listening” — Parneet Pal.
See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I
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