Did you know there is an entire industry committed to helping Americans set and obtain their goals? On a personal level, we buy into that industry when we aim to reach physical health goals and achieve professional success. As organizations, we buy into it when laying out strategic plans. However, I have noticed a lack of goal setting in strategic planning for wellness programs.
September 10, 2014
Almost all of us do it twice a day. Stopping and going through stop lights and four-ways. On my preferred drive to and from work every day, I pass through six roundabouts. And while passing through one about a month ago, I started to reflect about how this roundabout had replaced a previous four-way stop that once stood in its place.
September 9, 2014
It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again for many employers—time to make decisions for the 2015 benefit plan year. It seems that the process continues to start earlier and earlier for many, primarily due to the desire to proactively communicate details to employees so that they understand the true value of the benefits that are being provided to them. Studies continue to show that an average benefit plan that is well communicated is perceived better than a very rich benefit plan that is poorly communicated.
September 5, 2014
“When life hands you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch the world ponder how.” – Anonymous
September 3, 2014
If you are anything like me, fall means one thing: FOOTBALL! It also means busy weekends. For me, football season is equivalent to holiday season for a lot of other people in that physical activity is harder to come by on the weekends, making healthy eating choices is more challenging, and sleep is lacking.