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Value of Investment (VOI) vs. Return on Investment (ROI)

+++ Battle of the Metrics! +++ The workplace wellness industry has been all a buzz lately with the prospect of moving from ROI to VOI to evaluate program efficacy. On the one hand, it is great that we are moving away from ROI – since the literature is clear that these programs do not produce […]

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The 7 Points of Transformation for Organizational & Employee Wellbeing

Ready to build a thriving workplace culture where employees feel valued, are excited to come to work, and are inspired to bring their best selves each day? Changing your culture comes from the inside out, not the outside in. In this video, Dr. Rosie Ward gives you an in-depth look at each of the 7 […]

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Do You Have Thriving Organizational Wellbeing? Ask Yourself These Questions

The right culture makes all the difference for every stakeholder in your company — you, as the employer, your employees, and your customers/clients. You get more productive workers who think critically and creatively to ensure they are contributing everything they can. Employees feel valued and appreciated, so they enjoy and are engaged in their work; […]

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3 Easy Ways to Find Out If Your Organization is 400 Years Behind the Times, and How to Fast Forward to Today

As crazy as it sounds, your organization might still be stuck applying approaches  to organizational and employee wellbeing based on 17th century science. If so, your efforts to improve morale and workplace productivity may be as fruitless as trying to convince your boss that the world is flat. How Organizations Are Stuck The best way […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes – What We Can Learn About Human Behavior From Our Children

Sometimes, no matter how many times we learn a lesson – we just cannot seem to change the way we do things. Over the past 30 years, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of studies have consistently shown that people do best with sustainable change when it comes from within – without pressure or coercion; in […]

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A Little Nutrition Sanity – Sugar: The Other White Powder – Rhetoric vs. Reality

The latest round of sugar bashing probably traces its origin back to an article by the lawyer (not nutritionist) Jon Banzhaf in the “New Scientist” in 2003 in which he argued that “fats and sugars can act on the brain in the same way as nicotine and heroin.” In a piece in “The New York […]

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3 Simple Ways to Tell if You Have A Thriving Workplace Culture

Everyone seems to be talking about workplace “culture” these days. Unfortunately, inaccurate use of this popular buzzword has created the belief that workplace culture is synonymous with a “fun” place to work. Although “fun” and even “best” places to work may very likely also have a thriving culture, workplace culture goes much deeper than fun. […]

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5 Ways to Identify a Credible Nutrition Source: What We Can Learn From Our Cats and Our Cars

OK, so I have written on this topic before but my recent prowling on LinkedIn has motivated me to revisit it. This discussion will work best if, like me, you have at least one of these two qualifications: You are not a veterinarian, and You don’t know anything about cars. If, like me, the workings […]

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How to Leverage the Power of Language to Support A Thriving Workplace Culture

Words have an amazing power to impact the way people think and feel. As the great English writer/storyteller Rudyard Kipling put it: “Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind. Not only do words infect, egotize, narcotize and paralyze, but they enter into and colour the minutest cells of the brain.” In our new […]

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The 3 Common Mistakes That Doom Workplace Culture Initiatives

Getting started on the journey toward a thriving workplace culture cannot be done in a vacuum. People support what they help create, so it’s crucial to involve employees in the process to provide opportunities for employee engagement and also to foster long-term support for positive change in the workplace. However, you’ll want to avoid these […]

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