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#12 Wellbeing: How to set up a well-being strategy for your organization with Lisette de Jonge, Global Health & Wellbeing Leader at IKEA

February 22, 2021 Alexandra Ciobotaru Season 2 Episode 4
Femme Lead
#12 Wellbeing: How to set up a well-being strategy for your organization with Lisette de Jonge, Global Health & Wellbeing Leader at IKEA
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Health & Wellbeing | Wellbeing Strategy | Organizational Wellbeing | Support & Education | How to develop a wellbeing strategy in an organization | Wellbeing Leader | Strategic Role 


In this episode, Lisette shares her journey in IKEA, how she helped develop a well-being strategy, and how 2020 was the year that saw increased adoption of this topic in organizations, and what are some key steps to consider when tackling health & wellbeing in this setup.


Lisette shares how she developed her own role as a wellbeing specialist, steaming from the desire to shift from focusing on absenteeism to focusing on improved well-being at work, a feeling of social, psychological, financial, and emotional safety.


Lisette’s role in IKEA is setting the vision and leading the global health & wellbeing portfolio, focusing on building a strong and sustainable health & wellbeing culture through a strategic combination of innovation and evidence-based approaches to accelerate development and achieve short-term and long-term results, aligned with the company strategy, global stakeholders and the outside world trends. 


You can follow Lisette de Jonge on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisettedejonge/ 


Resources from Lisette:

Esther Perel Podcast: https://www.estherperel.com/podcast 

The Knowledge Project: https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/ 

Feel Better and Live More Podcast: https://drchatterjee.com/blog/category/podcast/ 

Calm App: https://www.calm.com/ 

Down Dog App: https://www.downdogapp.com/ 


Episode Timeline:


01:58 What is the role of global health & wellbeing leader? 

04:20 How did the idea of having a wellbeing strategy changed in IKEA in the last year?

05:55 What were the first tasks as a well-being professional?

07:24 How did you tackle the process of getting the findings to support the wellbeing strategy?

08:38 What were some of the tangible points of having a wellbeing strategy? 

10:25 What should leaders pay attention to when deciding to have a well-being role in their setup?

12:30 What were some challenges when setting up the agenda for the strategy?

14:25 What is your opinion on some of the lessons we should have learned from 2020?

17:50 Togetherness is important: we don’t mind seeing children in the background of your Zoom call

19:24 How can we take care of ourselves & what advice do you have for listeners?

21:14 What resources on wellbeing can you share? 

24:04 What realizations can you share from working with well-being?

27:10 How did you build your professional setup around wellbeing?

29:00 Any advice for those who want to follow your career path?

33:32 What was the biggest surprise of your career?

34:26 Is there anything you wish you knew at the beginning of your career?

36:20 What are the trends in wellbeing & changes in this regard for the future?


What is the role of a global & wellbeing leader?
ow did the idea of having a wellbeing strategy changed in IKEA in the last year?
What were the first tasks of a wellbeing professional?
How did you tackle the process of getting the findings to support the wellbeing strategy?
What were some of the tangible points of having a wellbeing strategy?
What should leaders pay attention to when deciding to have a wellbeing role in their setup?
What were some challenges when setting up the agenda for the strategy?
What is your opinion on some of the lessons we should have learned from 2020?
Togetherness is important
How can we take care of ourselves & what advice do you have for listeners?
What resources on wellbeing can you share?
What realizations can you share from working with wellbeing?
ow did you build your professional setup around wellbeing?
Any advice for those who want to follow your career path?
What was the biggest surprise of your career?
Is there anything you wish you knew at the beginning of your career?
What are the trends in wellbeing & changes in this regard for the future?