5 WAYS TO THRIVE AT WORK
Imagine a workplace culture that promotes not just physical and mental health, but thriving in life as well as work. More and more companies are doing just that, says Renee Moorefield, chair of the Wellness at Work initiative at the Global Wellness Institute and founder of the firm Wisdom Works. She’s helped global brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and Merck expand their workplace wellness programs beyond health checks, gym memberships and weight-loss support to actually create a less stressed and happier workforce. When that happens, Moorefield says, “People don’t just go home feeling better than when they showed up—they thrive.”
Companies that take their employees’ health seriously—and don’t just pay it lip service—benefit as well, says Ron Goetzel, director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Great Place to Work Institute found that the top 100 companies in the U.S. for workplace culture had 65 percent lower employee turnover. Plus, their stock market returns were two times higher than those of industry peers.
Here are some of the well-being boosters that forward-thinking companies and their leadership are embracing.