The Loneliness Pandemic: How We Can Support Belonging as We Return to Work – with Harvard SHINE

What does it mean for your employees to adjust to the “new normal” workplace and flourish simultaneously?

When you measure employee well-being through flourishing, it allows for workplace culture improvements and increases employee satisfaction. Understanding and putting employee happiness as a top priority in this post-pandemic era is necessary for retention, productivity, and innovation.

Join this discussion with Harvard SHINE’s Eileen McNeely and Heloisa Jardim to learn: 

  • About Harvard SHINE’s latest research on Human Flourishing and how they measure well-being
  • How to incorporate a measurement of flourishing as part of your well-being strategy
  • The impacts of the pandemic on employee flourishing and workplace culture
  • Practical tips to improving employee flourishing while returning to work

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Meet the Speakers

Host:
Sean Bell

MBA, Chief Operations Officer, Aduro

Helosia Jardim

Heloisa Jardim
MPH, Research Manager, SHINE Harvard

Heloisa Jardim is Research Manager for the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she oversees the development and implementation of workplace well-being research studies.  Through a systemic approach and thorough data analysis, Heloisa aims to uncover novel insights into how to design work environments that serve as a platform for individuals and organizations to flourish. 

Prior to joining SHINE, Heloisa worked in the financial market, business consulting and extractive industry private sector in Brazil, Mozambique, and Malawi. Through her diverse background and strategic, systemic and integrative mindset, Heloisa establishes connections between subject areas and cultures to design impactful solutions for public health.  She has conducted studies among workforces across the United States and around the world, including in China, Mexico, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.  Heloisa believes in the catalytic power of evidence-based research as a basis for business action. Through her extensive experience in the private sector, she brings a passion for transforming corporations into strong social actors that nurture people’s well-being through their business culture and systemic approaches. 

Heloisa holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), where she concentrated in Economics and Sustainability Management, and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University with a concentration in Health, Sustainability, and the Global Environment.

Eileen McNeely

Eileen McNeely
PhD, Executive Director Harvard SHINE, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. McNeely is Founder and Executive Director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Netpositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is an instructor in the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program at Harvard.  At SHINE, her team conducts research on the impact of work and business operations on individual, organizational, and societal well-being and works with companies across all sectors as “living laboratories” to understand ways to positively impact the health of people and planet throughout the business value chain.  Her research is currently focused on work as a platform to improve well-being, putting people and health at the center of corporate sustainability strategy and business culture. 

Dr. McNeely has extensive experience in the areas of environmental epidemiology, occupational and community health, health promotion, health services management and policy, and clinical practice as a nurse practitioner.  She has worked as a consultant, researcher, clinician and educator in the field for over 20 years, has authored many publications on the impact of work on well-being and is a renowned expert in the sustainability and health of human capital in the workplace.