Talent development initiatives often focuses on providing people with the WHAT they should be doing. In this way training sessions often focus on providing participants with the right knowledge and tools, either to directly improve their way of working (hard skills) or indirectly (soft skills).
These efforts are often only partially effective (at best) because they do not take into account the reasons people have for undertaking different kinds of effort. And thus, after a short rise in productivity or workplace happiness results tend to go back to the baseline level.
In order to really support performance and health, we need to take the individual into account. We need to define what’s important to them, to find out what their personal goals are, what priorities they are balancing in their life and why. And then teach them to apply the right mindset in achieving their goals.