Ohio Library Workers Wellbeing Exploration Session: Engagement
Based on the results of our PERMAH statewide workplace wellbeing survey, we will hold weekly virtual discussions on each of the PERMAH pillars of wellbeing. The discussions will be structured using an appreciative inquiry framework and will involve paired and small group breakouts, and we will capture and record discussion themes in MURAL. The purpose of the discussions are to discover actionable strategies that could be employed at the statewide level to improve workplace wellbeing.
Studies have found that higher levels of Engagement leads to improved confidence, creativity, performance creativity and wellbeing. Using your strengths and achieving a flow state (also know as “being in the zone”) can boost your sense of Engagement.
At some point, each of us has experienced what using a strength—those things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing—feels like. They’re the moments that you find yourself looking forward to, which completely absorb you, and leave you feeling more confident, energized, and satisfied.
Likewise, a flow state is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed, and
feeling energized focus, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and the resulting transformation in one’s sense of time.
Because these exploration events are highly interactive in nature and include small group discussions, the Ohio Library Workers Wellbeing Explorations series will not be recorded. At the conclusion of the series, OhioNet will share what we learn in a report and virtual debrief. Stay tuned for additional details!
Jillian Tuttle Communications Manager
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