OWLS Programs Acknowledged by Surgeon General The first ever Surgeon General’s report on “Facing Addiction in America” came out recently (November, 2016). It cited OWLS evidence-based programs, Team Awareness and Team Resilience, as the only ones that met their criteria for effectiveness for workplace prevention. The Surgeon General’s “seal of approval” delivers a powerful message, providing perhaps the ultimate [...]
mindfulness = centering = self-acceptance = allowing goofy thought
Should everyone in your organization have their own avatar for training simulations? Organizations are increasingly using online or virtual training for various purposes,from compliance or ethics trainings to leadership training. As the technology used to provide these trainings advances, more of these training applications employ scenarios or simulated situations in which users can practice the principles that they learned. These simulations often depict the user though an avatar – an in-simulation representation of the user.
What is on your 'savoring list' for the weekend? What do you hear when you hear the word “savoring”? Maybe you relate it to food or drinks, such as savoring a tasty morsel or a fine glass of red wine. But what else can be savored? How can you incorporate savoring into your daily lifestyle? [...]
The prevention of prescription drug misuse among working adults is a wellness issue. Attention All Workers! Employee-Focused Free “Lunch & Learn” Webinar (September 7) Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ⇒ Download Flyer Here ⇒ Register Here Progress. We continue to develop evidence-based approaches to workplace substance misuse prevention. Last [...]
Authored by: David Steed (OWLS) The time has come for organizations to capitalize on the synergistic relationship between well-being and learning. Well-Being and Learning are rarely mentioned in the same sentence. At least not in their respective fields of Workplace Wellness and Learning & Development (L&D). And yet, these two aspects are both essential to [...]
So we have been doing a whole lotta shakin' in our little world of research. Want to see what shook out? (click image below) So many "thought leaders" spend time make distinctions between climate and culture. Let's get to work positively influencing them.
On Grit and Intelligence: Perseverance is a principle that should be commendable in those who have judgment to govern it. ~ Mark Twain We value grit - perseverance in the face of challenges - in society. We say “never quit” and applaud those who persist despite adversity. American heroes pull themselves up from their bootstraps. Research [...]
"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 [...]