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A sign for a Chipotle resturant

Chipotle Mexican Grill – A Study in Sustainable Wellness

Colleen Reilly - in Features, Others

In 2010, Chipotle, a restaurant provider of “food with integrity,” wanted to develop a wellness program to change company culture. The wellness program chosen through the company’s healthcare provider garnered dismal employee participation and engagement.…

Fish swimming in an arrow, with one standing out pointing the other way.

Challenging the Mainstream

Thomas Sondergeld - in Features, Others

I have been fortunate to observe and learn from someone who fished with a net. This very interesting and intricate process to capture as many fish as possible is not as simple as it seems. The net is not merely thrown into the water. There is planning and…

Business people lining up behind a leader

Follow the Leader

Karen L. Andalman - in Focused

Follow the Leader In the quest for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace, it is imperative that senior level management take the lead. From an early age, we are conditioned to follow the positive examples set by our parents, older siblings and teachers.…

A doctor looking at a mole

Battling Cancerous Information: The Facts About Skin Cancer and a Culture of Wellness

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Of the many things that make corporate wellness a priority, few are as critical as the need for transparency and unbiased reporting. That is, if companies seek to educate employees about the respective benefits or risks of this or that product – if they…

A businessman with an office in a meadow

Wellness Starts Inside Out

Kerry Elam - in News & Insights

Working from the Inside Out A firm’s culture takes time and energy to cultivate and works best when it comes from the inside out. The book Outside In in which Manning and Bodine discuss success stories of firms that put customers at the center of their business…

A businessman at his desk with a sore neck

What’s Wrong With Wellness?

Dr. Bruce Campbell - in News & Insights

In order to build a culture of wellness in an organization, it’s important to be clear about what wellness means, the goals of the wellness program, what the program’s components are, and how the program “fits” into the work of the organization. Historically,…

A couple talking to am insurance agent

The Carrot or the Stick? How about the Retirement Plan!

Scott Pooch - in Economics

The success of a wellness program links directly to the level of engagement and participation of the employee population. For years, the debate has raged over how to drive greater utilization by using rewards (a carrot), or penalties (a stick) to motivate…

A fitness instructor teaching a class

Wellness Coaching Positively Impacts Corporate Culture

Karen L. Andalman - in Others

Employers know wellness coaching is a leading solution for cost savings and risk reduction. Not only can it affect long-term gains for the employer, but also it can create a resource for employees and spouses to learn strategies for changing lifestyle behaviors-further…

An engaged employee biking to work.

Three Styles of Communication that Will Keep Your Employees Engaged in your Wellness Program

Jill Shah - in Worksite Wellness

With the rise of the chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease, and the increasing cost of employer health insurance claims

A stressed out couple surrounded by moving boxes

Establishing and Sustaining a Culture of Corporate Wellness by Alleviating the Stress of Moving

Kevin Guz - in Others

Corporate wellness is a noble and necessary undertaking, which involves recognizing - and alleviating - the key sources of stress

A business leader showing his team something on a computer.

Leading Through Employee Adversity

John F. Nichols - in Others

Ask any leader, “What makes you lose sleep at night?” and it should come as no surprise that

An Electrocardiogram line in the shape of a runner

A Fresh Perspective on Wellness – Part I

Cindy Pavell - in Worksite Wellness

I have been the health, fitness, and wellness field since 1985. I was a nationally ranked collegiate athlete and award winning triathlete. Not long ago, I weighed 267 pounds.