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Engagement and Well-Being: Are They the Same?

June 27, 2017

While looking through a media supplement brochure titled “Employee Well-Being” I noticed the word “engagement” was in the title of nearly every article inside.  It seems “engagement” is being used synonymously with “well-being”. So, is it the same?  Or, is it different?  I’m sure you have an opinion based on your own experience. But, understanding the cross-sections of engagement and well-being is most effective when looked at from different angles within an organization. These comparisons will help you think it through.

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Well-Being Delivered to Your Doorstep

June 22, 2017

Today’s world is packed full of rush hours, deadlines, and ever-buzzing phones, leaving us with what feels like no time to accomplish what we enjoy. This means preparing a healthy dinner might not even cross our minds. Taking the time to pick out fresh food and cooking dinner has become cumbersome. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Companies like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Freshly are shopping for you, delivering ingredients with recipes, and sometimes ready-to-eat meals, right to your door. 

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The Benefits of an Ergonomic Workplace

June 6, 2017

Admit it. When you get home after a full workday, you often  just want to lie on the couch. But you’re not alone! Many people feel worn out; not just mentally, but physically. On average, 95% of an office workers’ day is spent in front of a computer. It makes sense that we feel drained. And poor ergonomics don’t just make our bodies feel tired, they can actually cause us harm.

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Encouraging Employee Engagement through Social Well-Being

April 11, 2017

When we think of well-being, we often think of physical wellness first. But social well-being is key to overall wellness and is of vital importance to employee engagement. According to a Gallup study, engagement and well-being are the two factors that influence employee performance. And only 32% of employees who were studied felt engaged in their workplace.

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Workspace and Well-Being: How Space Affects Employee Health

March 28, 2017

It’s no secret that our physical environment impacts our mood and physical well-being. We walk less when there aren’t sidewalks or paths, we eat out more when we don’t have access to refrigerators or break rooms, and we feel less motivated when our surroundings are boring and uninviting.

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