Month: October 2019

How to Improve Communication in the Workplace

The Importance of Effective Communication iMPACT describes effective communication as communication that “delivers a message in a way that allows the listener to feel valued and heard.” This type of communication is not only necessary for having good relationships with family and friends, but also with employers, employees, and co-workers. According to this 2016 Gallup …

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How to Foster a Sense of Belonging in the Workplace

The Importance of Belonging Searching for a sense of belonging is not only a natural instinct, but it is considered a basic human need. In fact, evolutionary psychology shows that the desire to belong is hardwired into the DNA of social animals, and cognitive psychologists explain that social rejection leads to the same neural and …

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Managers are the Key to a Better Workplace Culture

2019 Culture Report The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently released their 2019 Culture Report, “The High Cost of a Toxic Workplace Culture.” This report found that there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of workplace culture and managerial roles. The full report can be downloaded here, but listed below are some of …

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Get Involved In Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) reports that in 2018 alone 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness, that equals out to nearly 1 in 5 people. Mental illness affects everyone, whether directly or indirectly, …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Why The Answer Isn’t Extreme Dieting

Why “Diets” Don’t Work Losing or maintaining a healthy weight is very common goal. So much so, that new “diets” are created all the time to help people achieve this goal. If you search for the best diet, you will have a variety of options pop up, including Keto, Low Carb, Low Fat, Paleo, Whole …

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Implementing Wellness Incentives

Do Wellness Incentives Work? With health care costs continuing to rise, more and more organizations are incorporating wellness programs to help keep their employees healthy. However, the success of a wellness program depends greatly on participation, and participation rates can be difficult to maintain. As cited by The Benefits Guide, the Anthem’s Trends in Health Benefits …

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