Perhaps the best way to engage workers is by appealing to their strengths -- to the inner resources and external conditions that foster resilience. Many think that "engagement" is the new buzzword for employee productivity but it's really just old sheep in new clothing . What is new -- and exciting - is [...]
Benefits Magazine (June, 2015)-Interview with Dr. Joel Bennett Dr. Bennett was interviewed by Chris Vogel, CEBS (editor) for the June 2015 issue of Benefits Magazine (published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans). In the interview, he discusses his experience with using evidence-based approaches to building a culture of health. Download Review [...]
Prevention training can facilitate greater use of health coaching or other services that help employees (e.g., employee assistance). Many wellness/EAP providers who offer coaching often find low utilization rates. But promotional communications and training--like the OWLS' programs highlighted in the article--can adequately address attitudes toward help-seeking. The Research. Dr. Shawn Reynolds (OWLS Research Consultant) and Dr. Joel Bennett recently [...]
Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems worked with the National Guard Bureau providing strategic consulting, training-of-trainers, and evaluation in the development of their Prevention, Treatment & Outreach program. This was a very successful program and incorporated an adapted version of “Team Readiness” from our evidence-based Team Awareness program. This document reviews results of our program evaluation, [...]
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. --Abigail Adams In the long history of (humanity) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. --Charles Darwin Competency-based wellness champions can benefit from deliberate learning experiences that encourage improvisation and collaboration. My experience (and research) tells me that most people [...]
Who said entrepreneurs have no stress? Dr. Bennett was interviewed May 29th by Sarah Zink from Tech Talk radio. Two key ideas discussed.
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The Healthy Workplace Model: Evidence-Based Tools for Teams, Leaders, and a Resilient Climate There are many ideas regarding "A Healthy Workplace"
There is growing awareness that a healthy workplace includes a healthy social climate. One where employees and managers work together to intentionally create opportunities for healthy interaction. We believe that a healthy climate is a "nexus" point for a variety of good things to happen: Download image Productivity and financial return depends upon [...]
Many work organizations recognize that job stress can be a significant cost to doing business and are starting to do something about it. The research is quite clear that, without any prevention program in place, stress takes its toll on employer-relevant outcomes like