July 22, 2014
When I read that stat from the American Psychological Association’s Work and Well-Being Survey my reaction was… Yikes! So every fourth person you pass in the hall is not a candidate for your wellness program. After all, if the employer is providing this service and I don’t trust my employer, will I sign up for a health screening? Uh, no. Health coaching? Nope. Risk appraisal? Certainly not. Wellness challenge? Hmmm…
It says here that no one from the company will have access to my personal data — yeah, right. And the only thing I’m recording is my physical activity. Not my weight? Not my blood pressure? Not my cholesterol? Not how much I drink? This doesn’t seem so bad… Joe and the guys on second shift are doing it. Maybe I’ll give this a try…
July 22, 2014
We get to work with some really smart, hearts-in-the-right-place wellness professionals every year. But increasingly, we’re dismayed at their lack of time to stop and just think — about what they’re doing, about what they did, about what they want to do. The endless parade of meetings, conference calls, and paperwork gets interrupted only for doing more research to uncover “best practice” or the latest theory of what’s going to make all their wellness program management dreams come true.
July 14, 2014
July 08, 2014
A fallacy is a false notion… and in wellness we have many. Some we invent out of thin air then work hard to justify, while others arise from academic theories thinly supported by scientific study. Each is relatively harmless in and of itself, but added together they consume time and budgets, leaving little if any resources available for creating an environment where well-being can flourish.
What you believe may be holding you back: