An Exclusive Fireside Chat with Arianna Huffington

As organisations around the globe are taking steps to recover from economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty about the future, greater responsibility, and fewer resources are driving unprecedented levels of stress and burnout among employees. 

In light of these challenges, Thrive HR Exchange recently hosted a very special fireside chat with Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global. Arianna spoke with Matthew Chapman from her Los Angeles home about well-being in the workplace, a subject she’s known to be very passionate about, and which is of great interest to the audience of HR friends from around the world who joined the call.

This is the latest in a series of benefits for the HR community resulting from the partnership between Thrive Global APAC and Thrive HR Exchange (powered by ChapmanV). The aim of the collaboration is to bring increased attention and focus on wellness in workplaces and to enable businesses around the world to facilitate employee well-being and help drive engagement and performance. 

Founded by Matt Chapman, of ChapmanCG, and Stephanie Nash, a Global HR Leader with more than 25 years of experience, Thrive HR Exchange is a global community platform bringing together HR professionals and people leaders to co-create the future of work. A dynamic, positive force for progress in the industry, Thrive HR Exchange offers compassionate support, meaningful collaboration, dedicated mentorship and best practice sharing to support the HR leaders of today – and tomorrow – into becoming agents of change within their industries. 

Thrive Global, a leading corporate behaviour change tech company, was founded by the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington in 2016 after she faced her own personal struggles with burnout at work. To date, the organisation has helped over 100 businesses globally to drive wellness and productivity in their workforces through its behaviour change technology.

Thrive Global’s platform currently offers six programs developed in partnership with the world’s leading scientific institutions, as well as a behavioural change platform which uses AI and machine learning to create an engaging, personalised experience that helps move individuals from awareness to action. Through the new partnership, members of Thrive HR Exchange will have access to Thrive Global’s library of comprehensive content, designed and curated to help instill new behaviours, protect mental health and lift performance. 

The business world was already in a mental health crisis before COVID-19, and this pandemic has only amplified the issue. In ordinary times, being able to manage stress and build resilience is important — and right now, it’s essential. Employee well-being underpins corporate performance and is a catalyst for growth.

Arianna Huffington

In the future, the most successful organisations will be those that take the best care of their employees. A silver lining to this pandemic has been that it has forced many organisations and leaders to take notice of employee well-being from a holistic perspective. As businesses rise to meet new demands in today’s world, the link between corporate performance and employee well-being has never been more critical. Thrive HR Exchange and Thrive Global recognise the most important asset a company has is its people, and addressing burnout and wellness within the workplace is necessary to build a healthy, sustainable and higher-performing business.

Matt Chapman

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