Workplace culture impacts the turnover rate. Today, Mari Ryan talks about the five (5) dimensions of workplace well-being and about how to create a workplace that empowers both the business and the people to be at their best.
“Profit should be an outcome and not the goal.” – Mari Ryan
Worksite Well-being Strategist
Mari is an award-winning author, speaker
For over 30 years, she has served in various marketing, consulting and executive roles across multiple industries. She has helped to create workplaces where both the business and the people thrive.
Two Types of Environment
Her book, The Thriving Hive, recently won the silver award in the Axiom Business Book Awards 2019 for the Business Fable category. The book tells about two main characters. One is the CEO who inherited her role from a mentor.
This CEO had conversations with the mentor about her struggles. As they continue, they visit two hives namely the Dive Hive and the Thrive Hive.
“Have you ever worked in something that you would describe as a dive hive or have you have worked in something that you would describe as a thrive hive?” – Mari Ryan
According to Mari, people know when they are in a dysfunctional culture. It is a culture that creates stress and does not encourage an environment where people can work at their best selves. This also adds a negative impact to the business as a whole.
Dimensions of Workplace Well-being
People typically think about workplace well-being from the individual level. Mari shares that it is important to use the word well-being instead of wellness. Wellness has been around for decades and has been used to refer to the physical health of a person.
“If we are in a place where we are struggling from a financial perspective, that can weigh down every other aspect of our life.” – Mari Ryan
Workplace well-being has five dimensions, the first one being the physical dimension. It is that dimension which enables people to think about their body and about the activities that help them to improve it.
The second is the financial dimension of well-being. Financial struggles can cause a lot of stress. It can distract people from work and can ruin their relationship with others, including their employers.
Download and listen to How to Boost the Bottom Line Through Workplace Well-being to learn more. Remember to let Mari know you heard about her on Culture Eats Strategy with Jaime Jay!
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