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Psychological Safety Eats Culture (and Wellness) For Lunch

"Being able to share ideas and engage meaningfully with coworkers in local teams, crews, and work groups is probably the most important driver of culture, engagement, performance and also personal well-being, all of these together.  If you had to do one thing to enhance all of those areas train work groups on team awareness to [...]

Collective Efficacy: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Corporate wellness strategies correlate with financial performance. But correlation is NOT causation. Something more powerful (collective efficacy) may be going on that accounts for BOTH wellness and financial outcomes. There has been very good press last month on three studies showing a correlation between use of wellness programs/strategies and corporate stock or financial performance (see [...]

McMindfulness & The Recovery of Spirit

There was a time when all those teaching mindfulness did so out of generosity. There was no exchange of money other than that given out of donation for respect and for the sheer beauty of the teaching.

THE Well-Being Champion Core Competency, Beyond Measure

(YOUR ASSOCIATION) NEWS ARTICLE (dated, 2059): The era of job burn-out is officially over. Back in 2020, our professional association (insert yours here) recognized the occupation "Well-being Championship" as an integral part of doing business. Since then, these individuals have role-modeled health and advocated for resilience, healthy teams, healthy leadership, and a positive health culture. As [...]

Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention

Health and human resource professionals of all types wake up! The growing epidemic of workforce prescription abuse needs your help. This is not just the domain of medicine; but also all safety, prevention, employee assistance, health promotion, and medical wellness providers Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention Adult misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. Such misuse [...]

Hand in Glove: Employee Engagement Meets Resilience

  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 [1]. What is new -- and exciting - is [...]

Benefits Magazine-Interview with Dr. Joel Bennett

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 [...]

Cascade of Help-Seeking and Health Behavior

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 [...]

Creating a Culture of Responsible Choices

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, [...]

Competency-Based Wellness Champions

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 [...]