This summer WELCOA defined wellness as “ The active pursuit to understand and fulfill your individual human needs—which allows you to reach a state where you are flourishing and able to realize your full potential in all aspects of life.” Workplaces can help support their employees in reaching their aspirations by addressing these seven areas: health, meaning, safety, connection, achievement, growth, and resiliency. Let’s focus our attention on the area of meaning. WELCOA has stated that the area of meaning can be expressed as, “Feeling part of something bigger than yourself. Knowing that your work matters. Having purpose in your life.”
GALLUP stated in an article regarding Career Wellbeing is “arguably one of the most essential of the five elements of well-being and people with high Career Well-Being are more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall.”
So how can organizations support employees in improving their meaning and career wellbeing?
Well…I’m glad you asked! WELCOA has recently announced their Q4 2018 Training Schedule that features webinars and certifications that will provide guiding principles as your organizations and businesses evolve and develop their workplace wellness initiatives!