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.