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Back to the Future: What worked this year? How do we make next year better?

With the holidays on the horizon, a time of reflection is fast upon us. What worked well? How do we get better? Much of the content we created this month and have planned for next month focuses on answering these critical questions. Dr. Carr is back with another edition of Dr. Carr’s Corner that will help leaders be more aware of their team member’s emotional wellbeing states. As usual, he also had some tips and guidance to help you be a better leader. We have a couple of Livestream Events coming up that will be helpful for organizations to learn and share ideas of how we can improve our wellbeing strategies moving forward. Greg Braylock Jr, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at ProMedica was this month’s PurposeCast guest, and he shared some wonderful insights to help us all ensure we’re creating an inclusive culture where belonging and openness are centered. 

Let’s get ready for 2022 starting today, with our October Newsletter.

What's New at Kumanu?

Purposecast Nakeia Homer Grow Up With Purpose

Watch — PurposeCast: Growing Up With Purpose

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.

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Managing burnout — Part 3: Organizational Determinants

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.

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PurposeCast Mary-Frances O'Conner

Watch — PurposeCast: Learning from Grief and Loss

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.

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Watch — Purpose and Managing Emotions

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.

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What are we sharing this week?

  • ‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours.
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  • Smartbrief: How well-being can help people get through hard times
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  • Inc: The Great Resignation Is Going to be a Shock — Hitting Some Industries Harder Than Others
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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.

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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.

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Purposeful Overview

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.

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Resourceful Overview

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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