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Five ways your culture can support well-being and engagement

Available Online http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com/worksi...
Publication Date November 6, 2017
Author Henry Albrecht
Source Corporate Wellness Magazine
Source Type Magazine

This article focuses on ways an organization’s culture can increase employee well-being and engagement. The first way is by making sure culture is aligned with the goals of the organization by defining a core business goal and developing a culture that supports it. The second way is to assess where the organization is by conducting an audit and receiving feedback from the employees themselves. This audit can be used to determine positive and negative attributes of the current culture and serve as a plan for addressing elements that are detracting from the desired culture. The third way is to consider the physical, emotional, work, and financial well-being of an employee to create an authentic culture to support employees. The article suggests building well-being into corporate policies by embracing paid vacations, walking meeting with managers, and a work-life balance. The final suggestion is to encourage leaders to be role models for employees by asking questions, encouraging feedback, and providing support. The article concludes that company culture can keep employees engaged, increase productivity, and help give employees a sense of purpose.

Keywords Culture, employee well-being, employee engagement, productivity

Albrecht, H. (2017, November 6). Five ways your culture can support well-being and engagement. Corporate Wellness Magazine [Online]. Retrieved November 17, 2017, from http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com

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