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The Big Picture View: Linear Thinking in a Nonlinear World

Frank G. Magourilos - in News & Insights

Every day consciously and unconsciously humans, organizations and governments are trying to make sense of the world. How and why events occur and how these events are influenced by the decisions we make. The way humans have learned to do this is by thinking…

Two coworkers having an urgent conversation.

Addiction & Corporate Wellness – Addressing a Matter of Absolute Urgency for Employers and Employees

Johnny Tabaie - in News & Insights

The theme of corporate wellness is both a practical necessity and a metaphor for executive leadership. This issue, which I addressed in a previous column…

A man writing words like partner, assist and support to demonstrate the paradigm shift happening at their company.

A Systems Thinking Approach to “Collective Impact”; the Necessary Ingredients for a Paradigm Shift in Engaging Public Health Prevention and Corporate Wellness Programs

Frank G. Magourilos - in News & Insights

"General Systems Theory, a related modern concept [to holism], says that each variable in any system

The silhouette of a man with a liquor bottle.

Addiction and the Workplace: Improving Employees’ Access to Treatment

Phillip Greer - in Others

Substance abuse has a profoundly negative effect on the workplace in terms of decreased productivity

A street sign showing the corner of illness and health.

Prevention and Wellness Practices in a 21st Century Environment: What We Have and What We Need

Frank G. Magourilos - in Worksite Wellness

The Big Picture—In the last two decades the science of Behavioral Health Prevention has advanced faster than our ability to systemically...

Key Issues in Workplace Mental Health

Key Issues in Workplace Mental Health

David Michaels - in Focused

One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. In any year, 12 percent of Canadians age 15 to 64 suffer from a mental disorder or substance dependence,