Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of February 19th, 2018

February 23 2018 / by Mari Ryan

news 48268157_m_123rf.jpgEach week I read a number of wellbeing articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks from this week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

This week in our blog postings and social media we focused on a theme of the role managers play in supporting wellbeing. Don't miss this blog "Middle Managers: Wellbeing's Biggest Supporters or Greatest Threat?" or this Expert Interview with Laura Putnam of Motion Infusion.

The Manager's Role in Employee Wellbeing. by Jade Wood and Bailey Nelson (Gallup)

Employee wellbeing and performance go  hand in hand.  The manager plays a central role in employee's professional and overall life.

My comments: Gallup research is one of my favorite sources for meaningful information. This article reminds us of the important role of managers and the influence they have.

The Role Manager's Play in Shaping Employee Wellbeing by Alan Kohll (Forbes)

Managers have the power to create healthy workplaces. This article addresses why their role is so important and actions they can take to support a culture of health.

My comments: The story is similar in these articles, which reinforces the importance of the manager's role and the ways they can take action.

Why do so many managers forget they're human beings? by Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Vince Breverton  (Harvard Business Review)

The power of leadership lies in our ability to form personal and meaningful bonds with the people whom we lead. This article includes tips for more human leading.

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My comments: We are all human and too often need to be reminded of this.  The core of our being human is the need for personal connections. When we don't have those connections with our managers, we are less likely to be a committed, engaged employee.

Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP is a workplace wellbeing strategist, professional speaker and consultant. For more information visit Visit our YouTube channel Follow on Twitter @advwellness_us


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Mari Ryan

Written by Mari Ryan

Mari Ryan is the CEO/founder of AdvancingWellness and is a recognized expert in the field of workplace well-being strategy.