by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Businesses learn the most direct route to profitability is retaining key customers. A typical small to mid-size business can double profits in just a few years simply by increasing client retention 5%. 

Well-being managers, on the other hand, continue to strive for the hard to reach — those who have never participated. The reason: These resisters are often the high-risk/high cost elements. 

by Beth Shepard   Beth's profile on LinkedIn  

Whether it’s finding a fitness buddy and a convenient, safe place to walk or planning weekly menus and stocking up on vegetables, successful lifestyle change usually calls for preparation. The following are examples of how workplace well-being participants can get their behavior-change ducks in a row:

  • Choose the right targets. People often get stuck in a self-defeating cycle of tackling the same goals over and over in a series of unsuccessful attempts. With each failure, confidence takes a hit and makes success less likely. If focusing on fitness always leads to disappointment, suggest choosing another big target they’re more ready to change — like eating 5 servings a day of produce, or getting 8 hours of sleep each night. Success in one area of well-being often leads to simultaneous success in another; researchers call it coaction.1
by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

If you follow national politics, it’s easy to get frustrated with the endless rhetoric and posturing. But in spite of the gamesmanship, the US system of government endures as one of the most successful and admired in the history of the world. 

It works that way because, when the Constitution was drafted, the critical question wasn’t “Who should be president?” or “Who’s the smartest to lead us?” Instead they concentrated on issues like: