Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of January 15th, 2018

January 19 2018 / by Mari Ryan

Each 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 we focused on a theme of leading wellbeing. Don't miss this blog 'If you don't care, it doesn' happen: leading wellbeing.' or this video interview with Renee Moorefield, PhD, CEO of Wisdom Works.

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

Wellbeing and performance go hand in hand. Managers play a central role in the professional and overall lives of their employees. Hence, managers dedication to employee wellbeing initiatives is pivitol for success.

My comments: Too often we underestimate the role that managers play in supporting wellbeing programs. Without their support, employees will not feel they have permission to utilize wellness programs. With manager's as gatekeepers, employees' wellbeing is diminished.

Report: Two-thirds of CEOs approve of expanding health and wellness plans. by Karen Talley (Fierce CEO)

Commitment to employee health starts at the top. CEO's recognize the importance of a healthy workforce and the relationship to engaged workers that want to stay. 

My comments: I'm always excited when research shows that more CEOs are concerned about and valuing employee wellbeing. The research cited in this article provides a glimpse the increasing numbers of CEOs that are putting resources behind these initiatives. 

Why every leader should make workplace wellbeing a priority. by Mark Hirons  (

This article makes a good case for leadership prioritizing employee wellbeing and offers some practical tips on how to accomplish this.

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My comments: Senior leaders have so many things fighting for their attention. So it's not a surprise the employee wellbeing isn't at the top of the list. Profits are important, but without healthy people, there won't be any profits.

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.