The series were written by Judd Allen, Ph.D. and produced by Jake Hargrove. The music was composed and performed by Povel Popov. Episodes are narrated by:
Richard Safeer, MD, FACLM, FAAFP, FACPM, Chief Medical Director, Employee Health and Well-being at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Ewa Stelmasiak, MS, MSc, Founder, The Wellness Institute
Judd Allen, Ph.D., President, Human Resources Institute, LLC
Well-being Leadership Series
Leadership is important to any successful organizational endeavor. This is especially true for a challenge as ambitious and complex as creating a culture of well-being. This series teaches executives, managers, and wellness champions how to support a culture of well-being. You will learn how to better understand and engage in six primary well-being leadership responsibilities.
The series is 22 minutes and is based on the book, Wellness Leadership by Judd Allen, Ph.D.
Executive Support for Well-being
Executives have a lot of power when it comes to allocating resources, setting policies and communicating about organizational priorities. Senior managers have important roles in establishing a culture of well-being. In this episode, we explain how senior managers can:
- Share why they think a culture of well-being is important.
- Incorporate well-being into the strategic plan.
- Delegate responsibility and a budget for carrying the well-being program forward.
- Address institutional barriers to success.
- Establish accountability for achieving organizational well-being goals.
The single episode for executives is laser focused on their unique role in driving a culture of well-being. We have a number of series that are recommended for executives seeking a deeper understanding of how to create a culture of well-being. Executives are likely to find the series on cultural touch points, purpose, and social climate of particular interest. These are described in the other series for leadership at all levels.
Aligning Cultural Touch Point Series
This series is for executives, managers and members of wellness committees/task forces seeking to bring about sustained culture change within their organizations. Many formal and informal policies and practices, also known as "cultural touch points," influence well-being values and behavior. Rewards, training and communication are some of the most obvious cultural touch points. This series introduces 14 primary cultural touch points and recommends strategies for aligning them with well-being.
Total listening time 55 minutes.
Social Climate Series
Social climate is also known as engagement, morale and teamwork. Three climate factors ─ a sense of community, a shared vision, and a positive outlook ─ contribute to both individual well-being and to important organizational indicators such as customer service, innovation, employee engagement, and teamwork. Where they are noticeably absent and people don’t get along, well-being suffers and productivity slows. This series defines each social climate element and recommends strategies for improving the work atmosphere.
Total listening time: 27 minutes
The concepts featured in this training are based on over thirty years of research and work by Robert Allen, PhD and Judd Allen, PhD.
Strategies for Supporting Personal Purpose
We want our lives to matter. A sense of personal purpose is important to both individual health and to work performance. Our purposes include such endeavors as artistic expression, connecting to social groups, work, volunteering, religion and family. This series features field-tested initiatives that have been used by organizations to support a sense of purpose. You can select those approaches to purpose that are well suited to your workgroup.
Each episode describes an opportunity to support purpose at work. The goal is to select a few actions that are a good fit for your workgroup.
This series is based on the book, Leading for Purpose: How to Help Your People and Organization Benefit from the Pursuit of Purpose, by Judd Allen, Ph.D. and Donald B. Ardell, Ph.D.
Manager-Led Actions Series
Cultivating social capital and a good work atmosphere requires your creativity and attention. This series features 103 field-tested management practices that foster a healthier, more cohesive, and more productive work environment. Unlike a proscriptive series on leadership, this is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, you choose those activities that are best suited for your unique culture. Challenge yourself and your team to take a chance on something that stretches your current norms.
This series is delivered in 103