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my beliefs about workplace wellness

March 9, 2011

in context communication,incentives

what does it look like when a culture of  health exists? something like this:

  1. A healthy workplace is part of the company’s business strategy.
  2. Wellness is not a program, but a way of being and working. Wellness seeps into workload, work structure and work-life.
  3. Health and wellness programs are evidence-based and integrated.
  4. Innovation and trial-and-error are part of the mix.
  5. Disconnects between messages and day-to-day reality are constantly surfeited out.
  6. Incentives reward for taking first steps and for progress made.
  7. Communications are organized according to users’ needs, not the needs of program owners or vendors.
  8. Employees and their families can get the information 24/7, no matter where they are.
  9. Social media and social networks are used thoughtfully, facilitating real conversations in real language.
  10. Health doesn’t end at the office door.

join me to talk about employee wellness beliefs and failings at south by southwest on tuesday, march 15 at 3:30 pm in the courtyard’s rio grande b room.

the information above is from my new website. take a peek. you’ll find case studies, articles and other resources.

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