Author Archives: Chris Cutter

The Grassroots Approach to Employee Wellbeing—And Why it Works

October 11, 2017

The ideal version of employee wellbeing looks something like this: You have an engaged, enthusiastic workforce where employees are excited to come to work and have plenty of strategies to maintain their physical and mental health. And most of us … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Approaching Mental Health in the Workplace

September 21, 2017

If you have a stake in your employees’ health (and most HR, benefits, and people managers do), you’ve probably already realized that poor mental health among your employees is a massive and complex problem. And the larger your company, the … Continue reading

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Dispelling the Myths of Workplace Wellness Programs

September 14, 2017

You’ve probably observed a disconnect between the ideal version of workplace “wellness” and the all-too-common reality. In the ideal version, you have an office full of motivated, healthy employees who participate in your programs and achieve lasting results. But if … Continue reading

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How to Harness the Underutilized Power of Intrinsic Motivation

March 22, 2016

If you’ve ever been offered a bonus for hitting a certain number of sales or promised yourself a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream for sweating on the StairMaster, you understand the power of extrinsic motivation. Using an external … Continue reading

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To Be Effective, Wellness Programs Should Be Inclusive

November 4, 2015

This article originally appeared in SHRM Benefits blog. Wellness programs are a rising trend in the corporate world. One Society for Human Resource Management wellness survey indicated that in this year alone, 70 percent of businesses are offering some kind of general … Continue reading

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Stress: The Badge of Honor That’s Harming Your Staff

October 15, 2015

This article was originally published in Talent Zoo. If you were to ask employees anywhere on the globe whether or not they enjoy being stressed, chances are pretty good you would get a hard “no” across the board. Even if … Continue reading

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The Threat That May Be Stunting the Success of Your Wellness Program

September 25, 2015

You’ve developed your wellness program rollout plan, sent out the emails, and put up the posters to promote it. Your wellness program is finally off the ground and running — with one problem. No matter how great your program offering … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Duped: How to Navigate Diet Science

September 10, 2015

This article was originally published in Bright Hub.   Do you have friends who bounce from fad diet to fad diet but rarely see results? Most of us do. Sometimes, it’s hard to blame them — especially when the media makes … Continue reading

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Is Your Wellness Program a Slave to Fads or Backed by Science?

September 2, 2015

It’s impossible to watch TV these days without being bombarded by fad diets and products claiming to be the next health miracles — green coffee bean supplements that allegedly burn fat or red palm oil promising to guard against Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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The 3-step process for creating better habits across your team

August 20, 2015

As a leader, it’s your job to ensure you’re always pushing your employees to form positive workplace habits. But like any ingrained routine, it takes more than motivation for it to truly sink in. Even the most promising change can … Continue reading

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