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How to Intentionally Foster Resilient Individuals and Workplaces as We Settle into Our “Next Normal”

Book Club Session 4 Recap During our fourth and final session of our virtual book club for Rehumanizing the Workplace, we convened to discuss lessons learned from the book and how we can apply what we’ve learned during this pandemic to be positioned to be stronger, better versions of ourselves and have future-ready, resilient...

Book Club Session 4 Recap During our fourth and final session of our virtual book club for Rehumanizing the Workplace, we convened to discuss lessons learned from the book and how we can apply what we’ve learned during this pandemic to be positioned to be stronger, better versions of ourselves and have future-ready, resilient organizations.…

The Value of Supporting EVERYONE to Show Up as a Leader

Book Club Session 3 Recap During our third session of our virtual book club for Rehumanizing the Workplace, we convened to discuss what it takes for EVERYONE to show up as leaders in their lives and create deliberate practices to not leave workplace culture to chance. As a refresher, we define leadership as “maximizing...

Book Club Session 3 Recap During our third session of our virtual book club for Rehumanizing the Workplace, we convened to discuss what it takes for EVERYONE to show up as leaders in their lives and create deliberate practices to not leave workplace culture to chance. As a refresher, we define leadership as “maximizing our…

Nurturing a Truly Humanistic Workplace and Team Culture

Book Club Session 2 Recap During the second session of our virtual book club for Rehumanizing the Workplace, we convened to discuss what it takes to nurture a truly humanistic culture – at work (physically or virtually), on teams, and in our communities. If we want people to be able to show up as...

Book Club Session 2 Recap During the second session of our virtual book club for Rehumanizing the Workplace, we convened to discuss what it takes to nurture a truly humanistic culture – at work (physically or virtually), on teams, and in our communities. If we want people to be able to show up as their…

Rehumanizing the Workplace — Pivoting and Adapting in the VUCA World

Pivot and Adaptability are quickly becoming the words of 2020 as we all navigate through this pandemic. We were forced to pivot and adapt how we launched Rehumanizing the Workplace and rethink how to best serve others. And we’ve been incredibly encouraged with the response and realizing how relevant the content is and how...

Pivot and Adaptability are quickly becoming the words of 2020 as we all navigate through this pandemic. We were forced to pivot and adapt how we launched Rehumanizing the Workplace and rethink how to best serve others. And we’ve been incredibly encouraged with the response and realizing how relevant the content is and how much…

FOSTERING HUMAN WORKPLACES IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY AND AMBIGUITY

We regularly talk about how our VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world brings a new reality of living and working in an environment where disruption is the new norm. With all that is happening globally with COVID-19, we are experiencing our VUCA world in full force!...

We regularly talk about how our VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world brings a new reality of living and working in an environment where disruption is the new norm. With all that is happening globally with COVID-19, we are experiencing our VUCA world in full force!

Ushering Leadership Development into the 21st Century

This white paper examines what we need from leadership (and how to effectively develop everyone to show up as a leader) in order to thrive in our increasingly complex and disruptive world....

This white paper examines what we need from leadership (and how to effectively develop everyone to show up as a leader) in order to thrive in our increasingly complex and disruptive world.

Red Flags in Workplace Wellness Research: How to Spot Them and What They Mean

Health promotion and workplace wellness professionals can use this paper as a guide to help identify the seven common red flags in workplace wellness research methodology....

Health promotion and workplace wellness professionals can use this paper as a guide to help identify the seven common red flags in workplace wellness research methodology.

To Nudge or Not to Nudge? The Promises and Pitfalls of Behavioral Economics at the Workplace

This white paper offers wellness professionals and business leaders introductory information about behavioral economics and nudges and provides an analysis of the benefits and risks of their application in workplace change efforts....

This white paper offers wellness professionals and business leaders introductory information about behavioral economics and nudges and provides an analysis of the benefits and risks of their application in workplace change efforts.

Realities of Building a Thriving Organization Whitepaper

This white paper features interviews with three exceptional professionals who are immersed in Paradigm Pioneering work. Learn what it's really like to do the work necessary to build a thriving organization and benefit from their wisdom....

This white paper features interviews with three exceptional professionals who are immersed in Paradigm Pioneering work. Learn what it’s really like to do the work necessary to build a thriving organization and benefit from their wisdom.

Free Resource: Leveraging The Fusion to Create Thriving Organizations

This eBook summarizes the core messages of The Fusion and provides strategies for combining evidence and powerful questions into meaningful conversations that will help transform the organizational and employee wellbeing landscape. Professionals who wish to lead the shift toward The Fusion within their circle of influence must be skilled at effectively communicating New Paradigm messages....

This eBook summarizes the core messages of The Fusion and provides strategies for combining evidence and powerful questions into meaningful conversations that will help transform the organizational and employee wellbeing landscape. Professionals who wish to lead the shift toward The Fusion within their circle of influence must be skilled at effectively communicating New Paradigm messages.

Autonomy: What Wellness Needs to Learn from Business (and quickly!)

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. ...

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.

Free Resource: Leveraging the FUSION of Organizational and Employee Wellbeing to Create a Thriving Workplace Culture

This eBook discusses the important interconnectedness of organizational development and employee wellbeing; distinguishes culture from climate and explains how you can intentionally align them; explores wildly successful companies who are doing just that; and provides steps you can take to create the conditions where both the organization and employees can thrive. ...

This eBook discusses the important interconnectedness of organizational development and employee wellbeing; distinguishes culture from climate and explains how you can intentionally align them; explores wildly successful companies who are doing just that; and provides steps you can take to create the conditions where both the organization and employees can thrive.

Free Resource: Ushering Motivation and Behavior Change

This eBook separates fact from fiction with regards to one of the biggest areas of stuckness - motivation and behavior change. We look at the research and uncover the Evolution of Motivation. Specifically we describe the attributes of evolving to Motivation 4.0 - supporting better thinking as a foundation for meaningful, sustainable change....

This eBook separates fact from fiction with regards to one of the biggest areas of stuckness – motivation and behavior change. We look at the research and uncover the Evolution of Motivation. Specifically we describe the attributes of evolving to Motivation 4.0 – supporting better thinking as a foundation for meaningful, sustainable change.

The Employee Health Program Code of Conduct: Programs Should Do No Harm

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....

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.

Free Resource: How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work – What’s Science Got to do With it?

In order to do things differently, it’s important to understand the sciences behind why we do what we do, where we’ve been stuck and what the evidence teaches us for ushering our efforts to support and enhance organizational and employee wellbeing into the 21st century. This eBook walks you through the sciences so you...

In order to do things differently, it’s important to understand the sciences behind why we do what we do, where we’ve been stuck and what the evidence teaches us for ushering our efforts to support and enhance organizational and employee wellbeing into the 21st century. This eBook walks you through the sciences so you understand the WHY behind the what and the how of shifting from the stuckness of the Old Paradigm to the New Paradigm.

Free Resource: Stuck in the Status Quo? Overcome an Unhealthy Workplace Culture…Even If You Don’t Realize You’re in One

Many organizations are “stuck” in the status quo, operating under long-held beliefs rooted in outdated paradigms. This white paper explores how a thriving workplace culture is the key business advantage, identifies signs that you have a thriving culture, and introduces a 7-step blueprint to help you build and transform your workplace culture to one...

Many organizations are “stuck” in the status quo, operating under long-held beliefs rooted in outdated paradigms. This white paper explores how a thriving workplace culture is the key business advantage, identifies signs that you have a thriving culture, and introduces a 7-step blueprint to help you build and transform your workplace culture to one that frees, fuels and inspires people to bring their best selves to work – and home – each day.

10 Revelations on the Present & Future of Workplace Wellbeing

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...

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....

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.

A 3-Question Litmus Test For Organizational and Employee Wellbeing Initiatives

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....

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.

Free Resource: Weight at the Workplace: Part 2 – 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Ease Concerns About Your Weight and Improve Health

This white paper details ten things that an individual with weight-related concerns can do to permanently dismantle the diet mentality and take back control over their bodies and their food. ...

This white paper details ten things that an individual with weight-related concerns can do to permanently dismantle the diet mentality and take back control over their bodies and their food.

You Can’t Use a Paperclip to Solve Wellbeing Issues

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...

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....

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....

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.

How to Become a Place Where Millennials Want To Work

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....

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.

What Every HR and Wellbeing Professional Needs to Consider to Support a Thriving Workplace Culture

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. ...

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.

“Engagement” in Wellness Programs: Separating Fact from Fiction

The words participation and engagement are often used interchangeably; yet they are very distinct from each other. Learn how employee engagement is powerfully connected to individual wellbeing....

The words participation and engagement are often used interchangeably; yet they are very distinct from each other. Learn how employee engagement is powerfully connected to individual wellbeing.