Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being

“Without a thriving workplace culture, organizations may suffer from employee disengagement, stagnant business practices, uninspired products and services, and decreased financial performance.”

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Here the author very accurately addresses how workplace culture and employee well-being effectively go hand-in-hand.

How well is your organization addressing these issues?

Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being | TLNT.

Play Up: Thoughts from Josh Linkner

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Imagine you step onto a tennis court, facing a partner that’s at least 50% better than you.

As you volley back-and-forth, you notice the precision of your shots, the power of your serve, and the intensity of your game. Your stronger opponent has raised your level of play, helping you push to new heights of performance.

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How to Become Calmer, Smarter, and Happier | Michigan Today

The latest exercise-science research suggests increased physical activity can improve your mood, make you smarter, and promote “enduring happiness.”

WOW!

There are two (and possibly more) ways regular physical activity works to make you calmer, smarter, and happier. (See full article below.)

 

How to Become Calmer, Smarter, and Happier | Michigan Today.

Coaching Tip:

How can you use this information to become calmer, smarter and happier, starting today?

Having A Purpose In Life Could Protect Brain From Mental Decline, Study Suggests

Yet another reason why having a sense of purpose in your life and life’s work is critical to your well-being. Here’s a new study that shows the preventive relationship this may have to the decline of cognitive function as we age. ( I don’t know about you but I’m for anything that can help with this!)

Se the full article below:

 

Having A Purpose In Life Could Protect Brain From Mental Decline, Study Suggests.

Also, if you are interested in knowing more about brain-science and sense of purpose in organizations, you may want to set a reminder to listen to my two upcoming radio interviews with:

Why It’s Healthy To Be Social

In one of the recent studies on the health benefits of social relationships, published earlier this year, researchers provided evidence that social ties and increased contact with family and friends are associated with a lower risk of death in young women with breast cancer. Another presented a similar conclusion with respect to surviving heart surgery. What’s more, a 2010 meta-analysis of 148 other studies showed that social connection doesn’t just help us survive health problems: the lack of it causes them.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/streams-of-consciousness/2012/04/24/the-importance-of-being-social/

How are your social relationships going?  Are you giving them the attention and nurturing that they need?  Or, is this what you tend to let go when you “get busy”?

Coaching tip:

  • Take a serious look at  the health and your satisfaction with your current social relationships.  Are you getting and giving what you need from your friends, family, and significant others?
  • Rate this current state on a scale of “1 – 10” with “1” being “almost non-existent” and “10” being “couldn’t possibly be any better.”  Where are you today? 
  • If, for example, you say you are currently at a “4”,  think what can you do within the next two days to move the level to a “4.5” or a even  a “5”?  Then let us know, (if you are brave enough),what you are willing to do and how it worked ou