A quarter of US physicians are over 65 and about 11 percent of the active medical labor force is between 65 and 75. Accordingly, a lot of attention has been focused on how organizations can make sure aging practitioners are still cognitively and physically able to perform at a level ensuring patient safety and optimal [...]
A lot has changed over the last 40 years. When I entered the workplace in the 1970s, there were two generations of working people: the “old timers” and “newcomers.”
Last week, I had the pleasure of representing VITAL WorkLife at two events focused on well being in the workplace.
Mental Health in the Workplace Lately I’ve been reading a variety of studies and articles on the effects of mental health in the workplace and how it leads to employee absenteeism, and more importantly, employee presenteeism. According to the World Health Organization, there can be as many as 27 lost work days per year for [...]
Suicide is Increasing: How you can help as an employee, supervisor or manager It may be a sign of our current times, but the sad fact is suicide is increasing within all sectors of our population. The warning signs can be identified and there are steps you can take to help your fellow team members in need.
You know the drill; two busy careers, kids who need support, house, car, pets, aging parents to be taken care of, community activities. All good things, but where is the time left in busy lives to nurture relationships, especially the most important relationship; your spouse or significant other.
We all can use tips and suggestion on improving the balance in our lives. Here is a list you can check out to see if these can help you achieve balance for the Professional and Relational dimensions of your life.
This brief video series by Hilary Scarlett gives us a taste of how businesses can help improve employee mindset, capacity to deal with change and motivation using things learned in the field of neuroscience. For those desiring more than this video appetizer, Scarlett’s Neuroscience for Organizational Change: An Evidence-based [...]
Brains Can be Trained to be Happy This brief TedTalk was fascinating. I was intrigued by the suggestion the typical formula for success (“If I work harder, I'll be more successful”) is scientifically broken and backwards. Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology, says,
Stress teaches us things. There are a lot of important things I have learned from stressful times in my life and in the lives of others I have worked with during their times of stress, trauma or crisis. Two of these lessons are: