Here we discuss how to deal with emotions that arise when reading your results, and how to deal with them
A Snapshot in Time
We want to start off by saying this - it’s ok if your results feel confronting. This is a common step in the process of placing well-being at the heart of success. Remember, your results don’t define you permanently. They are just a snapshot in time. Things can change daily, weekly, monthly… and that is what Quan is here to do, to help you identify some first steps you can take towards improving your well-being.
Plus, you’ll get a chance to check in and measure your well-being again each quarter. So if you are asking yourself, “What do I do now?” Take a look at your Well-being Path for a couple first recommendations.
This is your reminder to go and do it. Whether it is improving your sleep, setting more goals for yourself, or having a conversation with your Team Lead. Gaining a better view of what you can influence and what you can’t, and setting better boundaries for yourself is already a big first step.
Ultimately only you are responsible for your well-being. But sometimes you need some outside help to find balance. Recognizing when to ask for help is also a way to take responsibility. So let’s go over how you can approach ‘asking for help’.
Asking for Help
In addition to the exercises Quan suggests, does your organization offer well-being interventions? If they do, you will see a list of them in the “Path” under “[your company] offers”. There you will find all your company interventions linking to Quan’s well-being framework and its sub-dimensions.
Once you have your individual well-being assessment results, you can easily identify which interventions offered by either your company or Quan best support you in your lowest scoring sub-dimensions (the “What’s” in your report).
If your company does not have any well-being interventions, that’s okay. After completing Quan’s Smart Well-being Assessment, you are now armed with the knowledge and data necessary to start improving your well-being. Take it as an opportunity to talk with your manager, HR person, or a trusted senior leader to see if your company can help.
Of course there are also aspects of your well-being that are directly work-related, and most likely apply to a number of team members. We suggest that these topics be saved for your team well-being retro, where you will discuss the team’s overall well-being, and actions to be taken to improve it. If you don’t know when your team well-being retro will be, ask your manager.