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
This holiday season has evoked some new ideas about stress and resilience that may be helpful to readers. These ideas center around transforming stress into an opportunity to thrive during the holidays. First, I had been collecting stories of people who have recovered from severe stress and found a common set of themes in [...]
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evidence-based consultation “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein Is it possible that the current state of workplace wellness has stalled? Employers have been sold health promotion as a singular program, an individual commodity, even a SmartPhone "app." But studies show that the most effective programs--the ones [...]
Been doing more reading on resilience and neuroplasticity and its seems that resilience, specifically LEARNING how to BOTH overcome and thrive from stress, is an essential part of well-being. Two things seem to be at work. First, while it is difficult to maintain a healthy habit and a positive mood state when we are faced with [...]
National Guard: Prevention, Treatment, and Outreach. OWLS is very proud to have now been helping (for almost six years) the National Guard, providing training, program development, coaching, and systems consultation on their Prevention, Treatment Outreach (PTO) initiative. We have worked closely to train and support over 50 Prevention Coordinators (PCs), those service members who provide [...]
American Council of Engineering Companies Life/ Health Insurance Trust. OWLS is excited to have been working with ACEC in a consulting capacity for the past 18 months, providing guidance related to the development, design, and implementation of their new Designed Wellness program. The vision of the ACEC Life/Health Trust is to establish the Consulting Engineer [...]
Stress, Health and Wellbeing in Practice: Workplace Leadership and Leveraging Stress for Positive Outcomes
Chapter to appear Summer/Fall (2013) "Stress, Health and Wellbeing in Practice: Workplace Leadership and Leveraging Stress for Positive Outcomes" (James Campbell Quick, Joel B. Bennett, M/ Blake Hargrove). Forthcoming in P. Chen and C.L. Cooper (Eds.), Wellbeing in the Workplace: From Stress to Happiness, Oxford and New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
Chapter to appear Winter/Spring (2013) "The "We" in Wellness: Workplace Health Promotion as a Positive Force for Health in Society" (Joel B. Bennett & Lois E. Tetrick) in the new book (http://www.siop.org/Store/Files/243.pdf) Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good Helping Those Who Help Others Edited by Julie B. Olson-Buchanan, Laura L. Koppes Bryan, Lori Foster [...]