NANAIMO, BC, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Health Work & Wellness™ Group, experts in creating better workplaces, have identified six business
elements that are found in extraordinary organizations around the
"The common elements that make organizations extraordinary also
future-proof them for economic and demographic changes," said Deborah
Connors, founder, The Health Work & Wellness™ Group. "The key is
engaged and healthy employees who are motivated to help the
According to recent studies, more than half of Canadian organizations
are striving to improve the working experience and overall well-being
of their employees, with good reason.
"Extraordinary organizations cost less to operate and succeed more often
because they have an empowered workforce," said Connors. "That alone
gives them the ability to adapt faster than their competition when
there are changes in the marketplace or the economy."
The six elements of an extraordinary organization include:
A Continuous Process - creating a better workplace is not a race to the finish but an
ongoing process that must always be a high priority.
Linked to Strategic Goals - rather than create stand-alone programs, creating a better workplace
must be part of an overall business strategy to be effective.
Visible Leadership - employees will be more inclined to help create a better workplace if
they see it in action from their leaders.
Supportive Culture and Values - for people to be at their best, they need a culture that truly values
and supports their well-being.
Health Promoting - rather than solely focusing on illness prevention and disability
management, the companies that are most successful concentrate their
efforts on creating environments that promote positive mental,
emotional and physical health.
Fulfilling Relationships - trusting and respectful relationships are one of the cornerstones to
"Creating a better workplace is not a one-size-fits-all situation," said
Connors. "Each organization has to approach it differently, but knowing
what to strive for to be successful is a good starting place."
Connors is also the founder of The Better Workplace Conference, taking
place in Vancouver in October 2012 where business leaders from as far
away as Australia will come together to find creative solutions to
their specific workplace challenges. Keynote speakers include Europe's
leading expert on healthcare leadership, Dr. Michael West and Dr. Robert Quinn, Bestselling author and international organizational development
For more information visit www.healthworkandwellness.com.
About The Better Workplace Conference:
The 16th annual Better Workplace Conference (formerly the Health Work &
Wellness™ Conference) will be held in Vancouver, BC from October 16 to
18, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Designed to address issues,
trends and opportunities in today's organizations, the conference
attracts leaders from across North America and beyond who come to learn
how to create positive change for better performance in their
About Health Work & Wellness™ Group
The Health Work & Wellness™ Group is a dedicated group of organizational
health professionals who are passionate about creating a better place
to work. They present opportunities for education, dialogue and
inspiration, with their most well-known event being the annual national
conference on creating a better workplace. They are a leading resource
for information, tools and strategies, and a year-round forum for
innovation and idea exchange.
SOURCE Health Work Wellness Group Inc.
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