The Need for Wellbeing Resources Like Forte

What comes to mind when you think of the “workplace”? For myself, it used to bring up images of bustling offices, morning commutes, and deskside chats. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of the workplace has changed, giving rise to the era of the modern hybrid and dynamic workforce. As we navigate the new normal of hybrid work, employers and employees alike seek to find the optimal balance of flexibility, collaboration, productivity, and sustainability.

The pandemic threw us into a world where kitchen tables doubled as desks and Zoom calls became the norm. We’ve all had our fair share of comical mishaps, from pets photobombing important meetings to accidentally wearing pajama bottoms on video calls. But amidst the chaos, there was a silver lining—a newfound appreciation for human connection. I saw communities rally together, offering support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging in the face of uncertainty. It’s in these moments of camaraderie that I’m reminded of the profound importance of human connection for our well-being and flourishing.

At Forte, we believe that human connection is at the heart of personal well-being and our collective success. That’s why our platform offers unlimited, confidential access to certified professionals who act as trusted confidants providing personalized guidance and support to employees. We also provide a wealth of wellness content and insights tailored to the specific needs of each organization. 

The Evolution of the Post-COVID Workplace

Beyond the flexibility it affords, remote work can lead to increased productivity, reduced commuting stress, and, when properly executed, a healthier work-life balance.  Effective hybrid structures balance the benefits of remote work with the value of in-person collaboration, nurturing employees’ holistic well-being while driving business success. However, it’s essential to acknowledge the challenges that come with this shift, such as feelings of isolation and the need for effective communication and collaboration tools. 

This is where organizations like Kadence shine, offering solutions that facilitate seamless collaboration and connection in the hybrid workplace. By providing teams with the technology and resources they need to thrive in this new environment, Kadence empowers organizations to embrace the best of both worlds—flexibility and collaboration—while fostering employee well-being and driving business success.

Forte: Serving the Hybrid Workplace

Hybrid employers face the challenge of providing the flexibility and support necessary for their teams to thrive. From navigating the intricacies of remote collaboration to fostering a sense of community among dispersed employees, the needs of hybrid organizations are as diverse as they are pressing. At Forte, we understand these challenges intimately, offering an affordable and accessible service designed to boost employee well-being and drive business outcomes. 

Forte centers around three key elements:

  1. Employees have unlimited, confidential access to 1:1 conversations with certified professionals — known as Guides. Through audio calls of varying durations, employees can discuss what’s on their heart and mind – both professional and personal – and receive personalized guidance and support. 

  2. We offer a wealth of wellness content, including newsletters, e-courses, challenges, and webinars led by industry experts, all designed to empower employees and drive actionable change.

  3. Forte provides employers with valuable anonymized data reports, giving them insights into the specific well-being topics that matter most to their workforce. With these insights, employers can better support and prioritize the mental wellness of their employees, leading to a healthier and more productive workforce.

The Forte Impact

Employees who utilize Forte consistently report improved well-being, heightened levels of focus and presence at work, and a greater sense of work satisfaction. Our platform isn’t just about giving out resources—it’s about making real connections and giving personalized support to help people do their best. We’re passionate about helping people flourish by building meaningful connections. And it’s not just something we say—companies that use Forte see more of their employees sticking around and a friendlier, happier workplace. When people feel cared for, they do better work, and everyone wins.

In partnership with organizations like Kadence, Forte is committed to shaping a future workforce that is not only adaptable but also truly nurturing. Together, we can foster connection, productivity, and well-being at every level, empowering both organizations and individuals to unlock their full contribution.