Gretchen Gagel hosted Dr. Amanda Rischbieth on the Greatness Podcast to discuss the role health and wellbeing have to play in business, and how creating a "culture of care" is not only good for employees and good for long-term business success, but good for the society in which these organisations operate.
The health crisis impacting communities globally has brought new attention to the interdependencies of public health and business. In our recent research report, COVID-19 as a Challenge to Leadership, a common concern came up amongst the leaders we interviewed from around the world: "How do we assure the mental & emotional wellbeing of our people?" Previously seen as outside of an employer's responsibility, current circumstances have many confronting a new reality.
In this conversation, Gretchen and Dr. Rischbieth explore some timely questions: What is the role of business in society? What responsibility do organisations have to the health of their employees? Where do leaders even start? Dr. Rieschbieth argues that these need to be new lenses for evaluating strategy, with health and wellbeing considered as business leadership imperatives.
Dr. Rieschbieth has over 35 years of experience in health (from intensive care leadership to public health and academia), and
business (including a CEO role and 18 years of non-executive board directorships). She is Chairman of the National Blood Authority Australia, a non-executive director of Camp Quality (for those impacted by children's cancer) and currently leads a corporate advisory consultancy specialising in business strategy, risk, health and the Covid-19 response.
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