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Our world is rapidly changing and becoming increasingly complex. There is an acronym used to describe this reality that originated from the U.S. Army War College more than 2 decades ago and, in recent years, has become widely used in the business world. VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In a VUCA world, the…
Traditional learning has focused on managers and content experts as the primary source of learning for employees. When asked, however, employees are more than twice as likely to report that they learn more from their peers than their managers. Furthermore, 90% of employees reported they would happily coach a colleague if asked. Peer coaching is…
Whether you want to improve innovation, increase wellness and engagement or enhance your ability to execute, you are often working against unconscious forces that inhibit your ability to do so. Almost all improvement efforts focus on what we can “do” to improve – your Activity. The Living Organization® Approach goes a step further to reveal…
Leaders and entrepreneurs around the world are reimagining business as a vehicle of service for the uplifting of humanity rather than as a way to make as much money as possible. Conscious Capitalism is a philosophy along with a set of guiding principles and best practices based on a simple idea that business is about…
Watch our Webinar: Re-Humanizing the Workplace: How to Restore Wellbeing & Boost Organizational Performance
In this webinar, Dr. Rosie Ward and Dr. Jon Robison review the latest science on this changing business landscape. Incorporating story, professional experience and research, they provide a practical, science-based framework for re-humanizing the workplace where wellbeing is restored and organizational performance flourishes.
Watch our Webinar: Don’t Let Bad Bosses Suck the Wellbeing Out of Your Organization! Develop Your Leaders So Everyone Can Thrive
Rosie Ward and Dr. Jon Robison review the science on leadership and its impact on both organizational effectiveness and employee wellbeing. Incorporating story, professional experience and research, they provide a practical, science-based framework for rethinking traditional leadership development and integrating it with wellbeing efforts for a sustainable, positive impact.
In this webinar, Dr. Rosie Ward and Dr. Jon Robison review the science on focusing on WHY and purpose, where employee wellness efforts have gotten off-course, and how to get back on track.
Organizational leaders are frequently led to believe that the problem with healthcare costs is the result of employees’ unhealthy behaviors. However, the reality is that the problem with healthcare costs actually has everything to do with the healthcare system itself.
There is a revolution already in progress in the business world – one where enlightened leaders recognize what it means to thrive in today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, and create the conditions for success.
In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn why Return on Investment (ROI) and Value on Investment (VOI) are flawed approaches to evaluating wellbeing programs, and why workplaces have been stuck using these outdated metrics for decades. Rosie and Jon will present their unique, people-centered approach to measurement and evaluation, which can help transform your organization into…
Though we often think of the “freedom” to act or the notion of “free will” from political or spiritual perspectives, some biologists now believe that autonomy is an underlying and inalienable condition of life.
Wellness programs should be designed in a way to improve health and do no harm; but not all programs are equal. The Code of Conduct defines a minimum set of standards that, if adopted, ensures wellness providers and employers can effectively support employees without eroding health or happiness.
Huge changes are underfoot in the workplace in recent years, and the organizational and employee wellbeing spaces are no exception. From an organizational standpoint, leaders and HR executives are increasingly realizing that while the traditional focus on leadership, culture and engagement is still important there may actually be something even more fundamental that is keeping…
The Power of Words: 8 Suggestions for Building a 21st Century Vocabulary for Organizational and Employee Wellbeing
The business world of the 21st century is sometimes referred to as the VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). Learn how to re-humanize your workplace by updating your vocabulary to recognize that people and organizations are actually complex living systems – not machines.
Sift through the gimmicks and promises made by program vendors and providers. By using a relatively simple, science-based, 3-question litmus test, you can determine whether an initiative is worthy of consideration and will benefit both organizational and employee wellbeing.
In the show MacGyver, the lead character was known for creatively using objects and resources to help escape life-threatening situations. In one episode, he diffused a bomb at the last second using a paperclip. Real life is not so simple — especially when it comes to changing human behavior. Yet the way we typically approach…
Important but Uncommon Ways to Cultivate Happy, Thriving Employees (for Lasting Organizational Change) Part 2
Personal autonomy and happiness are inextricably interconnected. Organizations can create an environment that fosters intrinsic motivation by actually helping employees become “better” thinkers, ultimately improving both individual and organizational performance.
Important but Uncommon Ways to Cultivate Happy, Thriving Employees (for Lasting Organizational Change) Part 1
High-performing organizations create the conditions for change and foster happy, energized and engaged employees. Uncover strategies to assess and address employee attitudes at work and learn how to change corporate language to support organizational and employee wellbeing.
Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce within the next 10 years. Learn ways to cultivate a thriving workplace culture and support their need for personal growth and development.
The “rules of engagement” are changing for organizations as the world becomes increasingly interconnected and transparent. It’s important to rethink our relationship with data and effectively use both subtle and dramatic feedback to help guide our workplace culture efforts.