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Make Your Workplace Shine Bright (Like a Diamond)

by The Sandbox Staff | December 14 2017

Just as a diamond has many facets, so too does wellness. Similar to the way the facets of a diamond interact to create sparkle, the facets of wellness also interact to create sparkle in your workplace! Emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social wellness—when they’re at optimal levels—work together to make your workplace shine with health and happiness!

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the dimensions of wellness and some resources you can use in your workplace wellness efforts to bring out that sparkle.

Financial Wellness

Not sure where to spend your workplace’s allocated wellness dollars? It’s important to focus on the areas that will have the biggest impact on your workplace—but how do you figure out which areas those are? Well, Mike Sullivan’s blog is a great place to start! He discusses the power of data and the importance of looking at a complete picture when it comes to establishing workplace wellness priorities. Mike speaks the truth when he says, “the more you know, the smarter your choices for wellness priorities will be.”

Intellectual Wellness

Encourage your staff or coworkers to take advantage of professional development (PD) opportunities such as webinars, PD day sessions or non-fiction books on a relevant topic. Looking for wellness-related learning opportunities to help get them on the same wellness page as you? Check out the events in our calendar!

To further support intellectual wellness in your workplace, start five-minute “sharing circles” during staff meetings. This time allows your team to debrief coworkers on recent learnings so everyone can benefit from the knowledge; it may even kick-start a valuable discussion or get staff thinking in creative new ways.

Environmental Wellness

Most of us spend around 40 hours, give or take, in the workplace each week—whether that’s a bus, an office, a classroom or some other type of workplace entirely. So, having a safe, happy and caring workplace to come to every day is extremely important. One of our recent forum posts is all about promoting positive social environments and includes a comment from ASEBP’s Peggy Strass, which links to useful resources. Take a moment to leave examples of activities that your own workplace practices to promote a supportive environment!

Now it’s over to you—start thinking about ways you can incorporate the dimensions of wellness into your workplace so it can shine bright like the diamond it is!

The Sandbox Staff

A varied and, frankly, dodgy bunch, The Sandbox Staff are a collection of superheroes tremendously fascinated by health and wellness, sand and boxes (not necessarily in that order).