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Focus: An Essential Leadership Skill

September 04 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, workplace culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, mindfulness at work, mindfulness research, mindfulness

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Expert Interview: Sara Johnson, Ph.D. (Part 2)

August 21 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, wellness program, wellness strategy, workplace culture, behavior change, behavior science, behavioral science, organizational culture

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Sara Johnson, Ph.D. , as Co-president and CEO, leads the Business Development and Strategy Initiatives for Pro-Change Behavior Systems. Sara brings to her role over twenty years of experience in developing behavior change solutions in a variety of domains, including weight management, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and medical education. She has been the principal investigator on over $6 million dollars of research in National Institute of Health grants to examine the effectiveness of trans-theoretical model-based interventions. She is currently leading new research initiative to integrate individual and culture-level interventions to enhance well-being, increase engagement with evidence-based mobile apps that promote behavior change, and to develop interventions for pain self-management, sleep, and financial well-being.

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Healthy Behaviors Start with Workplace Culture

August 20 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, workplace culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, employee benefits, behavior change, behavioral science, workplace wellness, toxic workplace

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Expert Interview: Sara Johnson, Ph.D. (Part 1)

August 14 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, wellness program, wellness strategy, workplace culture, behavior change, behavior science, behavioral science

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Sara Johnson, Ph.D. , as Co-president and CEO, leads the Business Development and Strategy Initiatives for Pro-Change Behavior Systems. Sara brings to her role over twenty years of experience in developing behavior change solutions in a variety of domains, including weight management, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and medical education. She has been the principal investigator on over $6 million dollars of research in National Institute of Health grants to examine the effectiveness of trans-theoretical model-based interventions. She is currently leading new research initiative to integrate individual and culture-level interventions to enhance well-being, increase engagement with evidence-based mobile apps that promote behavior change, and to develop interventions for pain self-management, sleep, and financial well-being.

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Why is behavior change so hard?

August 13 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, workplace culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, employee benefits, behavior change, behavioral science, workplace wellness

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Is your workplace well-being program built to last?

August 06 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, workplace culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, employee benefits

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 Is your workplace well-being program built to last? Will it sustain changes in leadership or program management, budget cuts, and changing employee interests?

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Does your employee well-being program have a brand?

August 01 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, workplace culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, wellness communications

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 We’ve often heard the ‘quote’ if you build it they will come. But when it comes to well-being programs, you have to do more than just build a program.

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Expert Interview: Brian Passon

July 24 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, company leadership, Wellbeing, hr, wellness program, wellness strategy, employee experience, recruiting, workplace culture

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Brian takes great joy in being constructively disruptive, and helping people in organizations think and act in ways that facilitate their success and see what really is possible. Brian speaks and consults with people and organizations to inspire more meaningful, strategic, and joyful employee experiences. He believes that to change the culture of a workplace, we must focus on long-term objectives and that are supported with the right infusion of strategy, science, creativity, and “edu-tainment.” Along with being a co-founder and facilitator of Wellness Underground, Brian has also started and led several networking groups across the U.S. around employee health and productivity, and has facilitated the technology start up Quantified Habits.

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What would your employees say about their employee experience?

July 23 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, Worksite Culture, workplace culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, improving employee productivity, employee benefits, hr, company culture, employee experience, worksite well-being

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Expert Interview: Rosemary Froehlich

July 17 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, company leadership, Wellbeing, hr, benefits, wellness program, wellness strategy, communication

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Rosemary Froehlich spent over 15 years in Corporate Human Resources and a decade in marketing and advertising.  As the person responsible for running the company’s wellness program, she knew which communications got attention, which newsletters and webinars attracted subscribers and attendees, and which special reports she forwarded to senior management. In this video Rosemary talks about the the importance of communications to the success of workplace wellbeing. In this video we answer the questions: 1. Elements of effective wellness program communications 2. Why it is important to create a brand for your wellness program, 3. Common mistakes in wellness program communications.

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