Praise for Workplace Wellness that Works
"Laura Putnam′s insights coupled with compelling stories and tangible action items will help any organization adopt a more creative approach toward transforming culture and influencing well–being at work."
Chip Conley, Airbnb Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Equations
"A great book that inspires and spells out a better way to promote well–being in the workplace. Through stories and case studies, Laura Putnam shows us how asking the question, ′What′s possible?′ can serve as the foundation for healthier habits."
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and international bestselling author of Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer
"Workplace Wellness that Works is a different and insightful look at an old topic that takes a more holistic perspective. Laura incorporates workplace design, culture, and a more employee–centric perspective with practical examples I can use to deliver healthier work environments for ′Millennials′ through ′Baby Boomers′ in the dynamic and intense technology startup market."
Christopher S. Dean, CEO of Swrve Mobile, Inc., Chief Revenue Officer of Urban Airship, and Chief Strategy Officer of Skype
"For those who are seeking a practical guide to workplace wellness, here′s your answer. A book that′s packed with innovative ideas on how to take action today to improve employee health and well–being."
Dee Edington and Jennifer Pitts, cofounders of Edington Associates and coauthors of Positive Health as a Win–Win Organizational Philosophy
Introduction An Overview of Workplace Wellness xv
Section I START IT (WORKPLACE WELLNESS THAT EXCITES) 1
Step 1 Shift Your Mind–Set from Expert to Agent of Change 3
(The Changemaker Imperative)
Step 2 Imagine What s Possible 27
(The Imagination Imperative)
Step 3 Uncover the Hidden Factors 57
(The Culture Imperative)
Step 4 Start with What s Right 85
(The Optimism Imperative)
Section II BUILD IT (WORKPLACE WELLNESS THAT GROWS) 103
Step 5 Take a da Vinci Approach to Change 105
(The Interdisciplinary Imperative)
Step 6 Go Stealth 133
(The Sneakiness Imperative)
Section III MAKE IT LAST (WORKPLACE WELLNESS THAT WORKS) 157
Step 7 Create Meaning 159
(The Engagement Imperative)
Step 8 Design Nudges and Cues 191
(The Make It Easy and Make It Normal Imperative)
Step 9 Launch and Iterate 215
(The Experimentation Imperative)
Step 10 Go Global 245
(The International Imperative)
Pull It All Together 269
About the Author 275
LAURA PUTNAM is founder and CEO of Motion Infusion, a well–being consulting firm that provides creative solutions in the areas of engagement, behavior change, and human performance improvement. She has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutions and nonprofits. She also serves as the Chair of the American Heart Association′s Greater Bay Area 2020 Task Force.