Category Archives: Company Culture

Mandatory Wellness: Health Gone Wrong

This sounds too much like the efforts of a certain city in the Northeast (famous for pizza and Yankees) to regulate soda sizes. Washington state senator Rodney Tom introduced a bill on Monday that would mandate state employees’ participation in … Continue reading

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Which Is Better: Wellness Program or Happy Employees?

I’m on record as something of a minimalist. I don’t particularly like large technological apparatuses overtaking more of our lives – even though I admit my iPad usage needs to come down. I don’t like a lot of unnecessary oversight … Continue reading

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The One Thing Every Manager Should Do

When I was a middle schooler, my math teacher had a pretty awesome program. Top-performing students could tutor classmates or kids from a lower grade. They could do it before or after school for about 45 minutes, twice a week, … Continue reading

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Management “Bro-Science”: Meetings

“Eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism stoked and to keep from going into starvation mode.” “High reps will get you ripped, low reps are only for strength.” “You gotta drink a protein shake right after your workout.” “Never … Continue reading

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Can Smart Devices Dumb Down Your Team?

You’re so nervous-excited, you’re bouncing on the balls of your feet. Everything’s set up just right. You’ve prepared your notes. You know your project back to front. You’ve practiced your presentation with a few colleagues who say it’s great. You … Continue reading

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Gazelles, Lions, and Employee Health, Oh My

I’ve had enough of the story of the gazelle and the lion. I’ve had enough with the notion that “survival of the fittest” should be the main mantra of the corporate world. The ultra-Darwinian model of the workplace is utter … Continue reading

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Representing C-Level and Sea-Level

Yesterday, you were reminded to not overlook potential wellness team members because of their health. (Of course, if you really want to overlook somebody who is a superb strategic thinker just because he could stand to lose thirty pounds, be … Continue reading

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Recruit Unhealthy People For Your Wellness Team

Take a moment and think about all the bosses you’ve ever had. Who were the good ones? the bad ones? What did they do to cement themselves as good or bad in your mind? Perhaps, like Mark Zuckerberg, they sat … Continue reading

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Picking The Right On-Site Fitness Trainer

Some companies, when they go whole hog on a wellness program, build an on-site fitness center complete with personal trainers, nutritionists, and medical facilities and personnel. Of course, these tend to be the largest among the corporate sphere: Honda, for … Continue reading

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Wellness Programs Under Pressure

Health in America is in a sorry state. Obamacare is going into effect at the start of 2014. The yowling for companies to¬†“do something!” about employee health and wellness is incessant. It’s fair to say that companies are under pressure … Continue reading

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