Employees want to be more than just employees. They want to be respected for their unique perspectives and experiences, feel connected emotionally to the purpose of their organizations and know how their contributions are driving their businesses forward.
No one at SAS made me feel like I had to choose between working or getting my child therapy. My managers just made it work. And, during those times, I worked harder for SAS than I ever did before, because I felt so grateful.
We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.
1. Staffers get $50 to hang out with each other. Employees are encouraged to get to know one another and connect. Poppin
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I have the great fortune of working for a company that values the health of its employees as one of its foundational principles. Even better, I am now in a position where I am helping others achieve that sense of health and wellbeing that I once lacked
We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of environment is conducive to driving people to high levels of stress.
I have worked at other companies where just leaving my desk to grab a quick bite to eat would leave me riddled with guilt. The reality is, if we aren't taking care of ourselves, productivity and creativity suffer.
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