NBGH Session to Explore Benefits of Resilience in High Demand Workplaces

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Session to cover meQuilibrium research that found even employees in the toughest environments can still have positive outcomes when they have resilience

Boston, Mass. (September 26, 2017) — When the nation’s largest employers convene in Austin for the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) Workforce Strategy 2017 conference beginning today, they will hear cutting-edge research conducted by meQuilibrium on the value of resilience in supporting positive business outcomes. Dr. Wendy Lynch, a member of meQuilibrium’s board of directors and an established expert on the connection between human and business performance, will be part of a panel, “High Demand Workplaces Demand High Resilience,” covering how employers can help people thrive even in work environments where change is common and pressure to perform is high.

Dr. Lynch will share findings from “The Positive Effect of Resilience on Stress and Business Outcomes in Difficult Work Environments,” the first study to identify the independent protective effect of resilience against health issues like depression and negative workplace outcomes like burnout, absence and intent to quit in all work environments. In fact, even employees in the toughest environments can still have positive outcomes, such as greater job satisfaction, when they have resilience. The research runs counter to widespread belief that one’s environment is more influential than an individual’s resilience capability in determining an employee’s likelihood of success. The study first appeared in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and was authored by a team of researchers affiliated with meQuilibrium, the leading data-driven resilience solution for the workplace.

In addition to Dr. Lynch’s research, attendees will hear two employers’ perspectives on the importance of implementing a multi-pronged emotional well-being strategy to promote increased resilience within their diverse, global organizations – and the results that can be achieved from these efforts. The session will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 2:00pm CDT and the other panelists include:
• Diane Bullington, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Grant Thornton LLP
• Dana Grossman-Gormley, Sr. Director, Benefits, Level 3 Communications

meQuilibrium is a sponsor of NBGH’s Workforce Strategy 2017, taking place today through September 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The company will be providing information and demos of its leading resilience solution in the event’s Discovery Hall (Booth 12). For more information or to register for the event, visit http://workforce.businessgrouphealth.org/

About meQuilibrium
meQuilibrium is the leader in data-driven human and organizational resilience solutions that have become essential for complex global enterprises to transform in today’s disruptive business environment. Using proprietary software and people analytics that are grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, meQuilibrium empowers complex global enterprises to optimize talent, well-being and business opportunity by measurably and effectively building resilience capacity at scale. By driving adaptive thinking that results in adaptive behavior, organizations are able to not only increase the agility and purpose of their workforce, but also drive greater productivity and performance. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in Boston and its executives have penned some of the most authoritative works on resilience, including the Science Behind Resilience. For more information, visit www.mequilibrium.com and follow meQuilibrium on Twitter @meQuilibrium.