Sustainable Workforce

The field of sustainability is very wide and companies need to assess all factors that drive their success.

In a fast-changing world, successful businesses rely on acquiring and keeping talent to maintain a competitive advantage.

Healthy organizations through positive mindsets

Research shows that the top work satisfaction factors have to do with the feelings that people have about what they do every day, such as relationship with colleagues or appreciation for their work.

At EC&D we strongly believe that in today’s organizations, the well-being of their employees is a key success factor, which forms the building blocks to create a healthy and productive work environment.

The road to employee well-being is varied, as it is a personal topic. Whether the main goal is to improve wellbeing of employees (focus on working parents, employee development, etc) or business-related, such as a company going through restructuring, EC&D can support your organization to analyse your specific situation and deliver customized solutions.

Workshops and trainings for companies and individuals

Professional & personal development: Success cycle

Society has defined what “success” means, but this not always resonates with us. Success is a “feeling”, an “experience” and it is different for each person. In today’s fast pace lifestyle, we tend to react without reflecting in our own aspirations and real wishes.

These sessions are based on the principle that success starts by accepting our current situation as it is, and from there find out what we want to accomplish and put the means to achieve it.

The content is structured in three modules

Module 1: Successful by nature
It helps the individuals to stop and reflect on their real aspirations while observing their current status. The focus is accepting and being aware of the current situation to start the thinking on the future stage.

Module 2: Positive reset
Daily, we come across with many unpleasant and difficult situations/people, and it is up to us how we best handle them.

Module 3: Make it happen
Once we know what we really want to achieve the next step is to start doing it.

Organizational culture: Stress release program

Research has shown that high stress levels carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

From an evolutionary perspective, stress is considered the body’s innate capacity to self-preserve activating a “fight or flight” response to an external threat. It is in these moments that different mechanisms are activated to prepare our body for action.

These were helpful mechanisms for cave-men to survive real life threats. Today’s causes for stress are much less life-threatening but more frequent. The impact of this physical reaction for prolonged periods of time is the cause for multiple ailings.

The purpose of this program is to provide the participants with the tools to react differently and avoid the negative impacts of stress.

The program is developed with three building blocks

Block 1: Initial assessment
In this pahse the baseline stress levels in the organization and key root causes are identified. The data gathered also allows a customization of the program and an assessment of the progress at its completion.

Block 2: Mindset reset workshops
Three workshops guide the employees through the mindset dynamics that cause stress and methods to overcome them:
“Importance of thoughts”
“Introduction to Mindfulness”
“Happiness at work: Tips and Tricks”

Block 3: Follow-up practice
After each workshop, weekly exercises and personal guidance are provided during a 4-week period. During this time, individuals internalize the learnings of each workshop by practicing the techniques presented.

Other workshops:

Sustainable parenting

Having kids is a game changer and there is not “one solution fits all” advise, we support you to find your way.

Mental Health Awareness sessions

Introduction to Mindfulness

Customized workshop adapted to company specifics:

We offer different type of workshop focus on personal and professional development incorporating mindfulness exercise to enable an open mind approach.

Facilitation in internal workshops supporting team building activities and conflict resolutions using an innovative approach.

Change management workshop tailored to specific needs of your company

Related Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment, doing it intentionally and with non-judgment.  Mindfulness has been a subject of scientific investigation and it has been found to have the following benefits:

  • Improved ability to manage stress
  • Improved ability to pay attention, focus and concentrate
  • Improved creative as well as problem solving
  • Reduced impulsiveness
  • Improved conflict resolution skills
  • Increased Empathy and Respect: Increased empathy and understanding of others
  • Increased Resilience: Increased capacity to overcome challenges
  • Improved Physical Well-being: Increased engagement in physical activity

The traditional roles and responsibilities within the family are no longer applicable. Currently, working parents struggle to meet new demands. Employers are becoming more flexible in accepting the changing roles of women and men in the workplace, offering different working model to adapt to employee demand.

EC&D applies its expertise in well-being to support and empower the working parents with exercises and tricks to overcome the daily challenges of the modern life.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

Burnout reduces productivity and weakens your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical, and resentful.
The negative effects of burnout spill over into every area of life—including your home, work, and social life. Burnout also affects you physically, lowering your immune system and making you more vulnerable to illnesses like colds and flu. Burnout is a gradual process, it doesn’t happen overnight, and because of its many consequences it’s important to deal with it right away.

EC&D has design workshops that support employees in creating their definition of success and help them to find out what is that they need to change to find balance in life and feel fulfilled and ultimately happy

Constant change is the norm for many organizations. Global economic events, advances in technology, and organizational size drive workplace change daily. While you might not have control over the changes that your employees are faced with, you do have an important role to play in building a workforce that not only survives, but thrives, in an environment of perpetual change.

Change management strategy is a vital part of any workplace wellness strategy. EC&D can help your employees to view change as an opportunity, rather than a threat.