Sometimes our family can serve as a supportive, positive example of what we want to be when we grow up. And other times, our family may teach us challenging lessons about what we don’t want. Reflecting on this journey is an important step as we continue to evolve and grow. In this PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and author and self-healing guide Nakeia Homer will discuss ways you can honor your past, refine your purpose, and take responsibility for the life you want to live.
Don't fall behind the curve.
Today, employers face the daunting task of adjusting return-to-office plans amid inconsistent COVID guidance from federal and local agencies as the Delta variant rips through communities like tornadoes. At the same time, vaccine hesitancy continues its stubborn and disruptive path, resignations are at an all-time high, and 2-in-3 companies report their wellbeing programs falling short. With top-performing employees and athletes alike putting their social and emotional wellbeing ahead of everything else, is your organization addressing these issues head-on?
Reality check: The answer isn’t simply remote work.
The future of work is one where a unified approach to wellbeing is paramount — one that addresses the root causes of authentic physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. Organizations falling behind now will not be able to catch up later.
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In today’s blog, Part 3 of this Burnout series, Dr Carr shares insights into Organizational Determinants and their impact on burnout and mental wellbeing. Just as personal and social pressures impact our risk for burnout, the organizations in which we work play a significant role. Parts 1 and 2 of this series covered what we call the Personal Determinants of Health and Social Determinants of Health respectively.
Experiencing loss is part of life, and sometimes we can make meaning of our losses and live more purposefully. In this PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and grief expert and neuroscientist Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor discuss grief, grieving, and ground-breaking research on how your brain learns to adapt after loss so you can build resiliency to support yourself and others during difficult times.
During a recent lively discussion during our “Mental Health Month is Over. Now What?” webinar, Award-winning Professor of Psychology and Best-Selling Author Ethan Kross and Dr. Strecher dove into one of the most difficult yet important issues we’re facing personally, and in our organizations today: namely, how to keep our heads on straight during difficult times.
In this month’s PurposeCast, Finding Your Story Through Nature, U.S. National Park Service Ranger Shelton Johnson and Dr. Strecher will discuss Johnson’s inspirational story of purpose and how you can discover your own story through nature – and help others do the same. They discuss the relationship we have to nature and how it can inspire us to live more purposefully, and why people who spend more time in nature report they are happier, less stressed, have healthier hearts, and live more purposeful lives.
What are we sharing this week?
- Employee Benefit News: The top reasons employees are quitting at record rates
- Forbes: The Future Of Work Is Employee Wellbeing
- Fast Company: 5 How to craft wellness rewards that’ll actually motivate your teams
- Science Daily: For people with strong life purpose, making healthier choices may take less effort
- Entrepreneur: How to Keep Your Most Valued Employees During ‘The Great Resignation’
- Business Insider: Hot new perks for wfh-remote-hybrid employees
- Inc.: The Great Resignation: Why Millions of People Are Quitting (and How Employers Can Earn Them Back)
- BMJ: Covid-19 pandemic and the social determinants of health
Getting to the root of emotional wellbeing at work.
Thought leaders and researchers at Kumanu, analyzing a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers gathered by The Harris Poll, developed a new model for employee wellbeing better aligned to the root causes of workforce wellbeing today.
Employee needs have changed. Has your wellbeing strategy?
Wellbeing is changing. For good. Join us to learn how to offer more of what employees expect today: authenticity, equity, and experiences centered on social and emotional wellbeing.
The Purposeful Experience delivers more than a point solution and goes deeper than an app. Our team of wellbeing, communication, and program design experts support you every step of the way, creating a solution that is highly configurable, provides real-time insights on metrics that matter most, and integrates into your culture.
A first-of-its-kind solution to recognize, activate, and measure essential needs, Resourceful works with your existing programs to recognize and activate your people to their fullest potential.
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