Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of February 26, 2018

March 02 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 social connections in the workplace. Don't miss this blog "A Surprising Key to Improve Employee Communications: Let's Go Bowling" or this Expert Interview with Nettie Nitzberg of West 5 Consulting.

Good Managers Help Their New Hires Make Friends. by Adruab Gostuck, Chester Elton (Fast Company)

Friendships at work foster not only strong communications but stronger bonds to and within the overall organization.

My comments: This well written article supports why friendships at work are important, and how managers can play a key role in supporting their teams to create meaningful friendships and relationships. Let's keep those connections strong.

12 Ways Positive Connections in the Workplace Increases Business Success  (Mutual Responsibility)

This 'article' is 12 quotes with links to articles or sources that espouse the benefits of positive connections and the relationship to business success.

My comments: This is a great compilation of articles on this topic and one that will be easy to reference as you think about the business value of positive workplace connections.

5 Ways Social Connections Can Enhance Your Employee Wellness Program by Alan Kohll  (Forbes)

Strong social connections make people happier and physically healthier, which can translate into work performance.

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My comments: We've featured other articles by Alan Kohll. He does a great job in this article in making the connection between employee relationships and wellbeing.

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.