How do you turn what was a nice-to-have into a now must-have, competitive edge?
CAUSE: Wellness > EFFECT: Well-being
“Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~ The World Health Organization
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life at work and home. Wellness is much more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of positive change and growth.
The Future of Working Wellness, Today
Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness, increase resilience, and ensure positive interactions.
We have a central mantra:
You either drive your future bus or you’ll get run over by it. It’s your choice.
Everyone will have many choices to make as the future unfolds. But some really won’t be choices—they’ll be unavoidable demands placed upon us by the emergent reality. Below are our thoughts about wellness in the workplace taken from our latest book “Work The Future! Today”.
Wellness, wellbeing, and wholeness are all popular topics now. They are all related but that topic is not best explored in a blog format. We’ll have more about this soon, so stayed tuned.
But for today we want to look at how wellness is becoming more important than simple compensation, and a key concern for leaders and managers across all industries. In fact, we’ll go so far as to claim that WELLNESS is going to be one of the top three management issues in the next few years.
Why is it important? Firstly, the workforce that is coming of age sees it as an increasingly important concern for them. Human psychology being what it is, you as a leader or future leader, will have to address this primary concern if you want to attract, motivate, and retain this talent.