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The pressures on corporate leaders are unlike any we’ve seen in recent memory. A global pandemic, new work-from-home realities, childcare and eldercare pressures, and social and racial justice movements are accelerating a re-think of what it takes to create an emotionally well, engaged, high performance workforce.

Leaders from Kumanu and Willis Towers Watson shared brand new data from a nationally representative survey of employees conducted by The Harris Poll on Wednesday, October 21st. Featured research was completed both prior to and during the COVID19 pandemic that reveals:

  • 3 ways that dignity plays a powerful role in determining how your employees feel about work
  • 6 core work purpose typologies in play in your workforce today, from the brand new Harris-Kumanu Purpose Index
  • 12X the employee engagement and half the rate of depression when these two factors are combined



Vic Strecher

Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH

CEO and Chief Purpose Officer, Kumanu

Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life, energy, and willpower to over 1,500 organizations, providing him the opportunity to not only respond to the growing interests of the market, but to also continue to help shape it. In late 2015, Kumanu (formerly JOOL Health) was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.

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John Bremen

Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson
He is a recognized global business leader, C-suite and board consultant, and thought leader on the future of human capital, purpose-driven organizations, sustainable human capital, the employee experience, and the modernization of human resources and Total Rewards programs. He serves as Managing Director, Human Capital & Benefits, and Global Head of Thought Leadership and Innovation. He is a member of the Willis Towers Watson Global Human Capital & Benefits Leadership Team, and responsible globally for the development and application of intellectual capital, research, and integrated solutions, as well as innovation.

Want to learn more about our Purpose-centered Wellbeing Platform?

Join our next PurposeCast "The Energy of Purpose"
with Dr. Jim Loehr.

August 30 at 10:30am ET

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