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Blog 2017-05-21T19:06:24+00:00

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order – Part 5

Evolving Positive Organizational Health: Twelve Issues and Workable Solutions Preface I remain consistent in believing in the interventions designed for a workplace positive health and performance initiative. They are a crucial and important part of an organization’s win-win philosophy. As we all know, research over the past several decades and within many disciplines combined to contribute to positive organizational health and performance as a win-win philosophy. Economic values are important but not all valued outcomes [...]

April 10, 2018|

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order – Part 4

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order Post #4 of 5 in this series: Growth of the workplace health management initiative. There is no question in my mind we have been remarkedly successful over these past 40-years, all in the name of understanding and impacting the complexity of health. Wellness, Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and other applied health professions face the same complex problem, human health. We have come a long way in unwinding some [...]

February 22, 2018|

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order – Part 3

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order Post #3 of 5 in this series: Early Planning for a Win-Win Health Management Initiative Contents and Takeaways Beware of the barriers from the past. Prerequisite to building win-win-corporate health management wellness initiatives. Building on the knowledge and successes of past years. Potential barriers going forward. Commitment to the Initiative. Beginnings of the win-win philosophy. Preface My mission for this series of five posts is to create [...]

January 3, 2018|

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order – Part 2

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order Post #2 of 5 in this series: Where have we been and where are we now? The first post in this five-part series was written as a high-level personal view of workplace health management and its complicated nature trending towards complexity or even chaos.  Any new field initially (typically) evolves from several existing fields.  The evolution of workplace health management is a case in point: emerging from [...]

November 16, 2017|

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order – Part 1

Emergence: Workplace Health Management from Complexity to Order A Personal and High Level View (Post 1 of 5) This set of 5 posts is the result of my self-imposed sabbatical from January 1 to August 31, 2017.  During this time my primary strategy was to limit my travel and dedicate that time to a review of health and poor health within its complexity; review the learnings from practical experiences of workplace health management initiatives; and [...]

August 31, 2017|

Do Wellness/Well-Being Programs Work or Do Not Work?

Do Wellness/Well-Being Programs Work or Do Not Work? As we state in Shared Values-Shared Results: Positive Organizational Health as a Win-Win Philosophy health is a “wicked problem.” Thus health, including wellness and well-being, isn’t always attainable through any single-focused program or an array of single focused programs.  Clearly, health, wellness, and well-being are concepts subject to differing environmental, biological, social-psychological, and cultural context. With the understanding that wellness and well-being are concepts, the focus [...]

November 23, 2016|