Not a month goes by we’re not dazzled by the talents of wellness managers we have the good fortune to work with. It got us thinking about what sets the best apart from the rest. Here’s a partial list. Amazing wellness leaders…
Conferences can be a great place to learn and make connections that will serve you well your entire wellness career. Here are some tips to maximize the experience:
Most employee wellness programs focus on the health and well-being of workers. Recognizing the influence of home and family on lifestyle, a growing number of organizations extend wellness benefits and activities to dependents. Others take a broader view and encompass the larger community, understanding that many factors outside the workplace influence well-being — and that healthy communities foster healthy workers and families.
If wellness leaders have learned anything over the past year, it’s this: The same old do this, get that approach to employee wellness isn’t going to fly in the New Year — or beyond. Workers are becoming far less tolerant of exhausting work schedules, psychologically unhealthy workplaces, and getting pressured into meeting the latest wellness criteria to earn a prize or avoid a penalty… and that’s a good thing.
Addressing a broader range of well-being factors is essential to helping people truly flourish, both on and off the job. We know, for example, that to thrive at work, people need to feel autonomy, believe their work matters, and be able to use their strengths daily. Most people want to get ahead — to grow professionally and advance their careers. They also want to leave work with enough energy to fully participate in and enjoy their families, communities, hobbies, and other things that make life rewarding.