It’s a fact that we live in disruptive times. Industries are collapsing, financial markets are imploding, oil and commodity prices are plummeting, and terrorism is shutting down major urban areas.
It’s no wonder there is so much illness and despair in the world. We have become bombarded by ringing, texting, tweeting, pinging, chatting, messaging 24/7/365, and there is very little “white space” any more. Organizations find themselves grappling with constant change, intense pressure, ambiguous crises, overwhelming stress and daunting uncertainty. The toll on disruption is high. It has been estimated that 75 to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. The “new normal” is tired, stressed, burned out, fragmented, distracted and disconnected employees who are getting sicker and sicker, which leads to:
- decreased engagement
- loss of trust
- less retention
- damaged brand equity
- lower productivity
Joining us for our discussion on A More Passionate And Healthier Workplace is Tim Mulligan who is calling in from his San Diego Ca office . Tim Mulligan serves the San Diego Zoo Way Global as its Chief Human Resources Officer. In his role, Mulligan manages a staff of more than 18 employees who fulfill employment needs for the organization, develop benefits packages for its nearly 3,000 employees and handle organizational and strategic challenges that occur in a large, diverse workplace. He is the co-author of “Roar: How To Build A Resilient Organization, The World Famous San Diego Zoo Way”