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How to Influence Innovative Thinking and Motivate People: A Culture of Mindfulness

February 05 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, Massachusetts health, wellness, leadership skills, cultural competence, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, worksite well-being, leadership support for wellbeing, work productivity loss, creative leadership, mindfulness, productivity, meditation

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Expert Interview: Leslee McGovern

January 23 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Massachusetts health, wellness, leadership skills, employee experience, leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness, worksite well-being, food, nutrition, lunch, office lunch, lunch break, healthy meetings, food policy, workplace food policy

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It would be hard to get through a workday without food. Food can be a part of the culture in a workplace. But how healthy is the food in your workplace? In this expert interview, Leslee McGovern, MS, RD, LDCN, CWPM discusses nutrtion in the workplace and how organizations can serve as a role model by offering healthy choices.  You can also read our previous blog on food at work here.

 

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Nourish or Nosh? Food at Work.

January 22 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Personal health, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Massachusetts health, wellness, work environment, employee wellness, food, nutrition, lunch, office lunch, lunch break

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Food is essential for life. Food is comfort. Food is love. Food is social. Food is cultural. Food is many things to many people. At work, food comes in many shapes and forms. In a previous blog, we noted that food plays many roles at work and can be deeply embedded in the organization’s culture. It is used to recognize and reward employees (company breakfasts), foster socialization and interaction between employees (ice cream socials), provide convenient sources of energy (vending machine) or it can be a perk (free snacks).

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If You Don't Care, It Doesn't Happen: Leading Wellbeing

January 15 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Community, Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Massachusetts health, wellness, leadership skills, employee experience, cultural competence, employee happiness, leadership, company leadership, ceo, cfo, c suite leadership, leading wellbeing, employee wellness

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Early on in my career in the field of worksite wellness, I learned that one of recognized best practices for a wellness initiative is to have senior leadership support. In the years that followed, as I worked with a variety of clients, it became clear quickly that without the support of senior leadership, the commitment to the wellness initiative was just not a reality.

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Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of December 11th 2017

December 14 2017 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, happiness at work, workplace volunteer programs, improving employee productivity, Massachusetts health, healthiest states

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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.

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