I recently exhibited for the NLM at the National Wellness Conference in Stevens Point, WI. If you have not attended this conference before, I highly recommend it. Some of the program offerings this year:
- Wellness Career Paths
- Positive Practice Environments: Mandate for the Nursing Workforce
- Emotional Wellness for Professionals
- eHealthy: Using Internet Resources for Optimal Well-being in Seniors
I attended a session after a fun day of exhibiting called Organizational Wellness: Building a Psychologically Healthy Workplace. The speaker discussed how psychological health has a major impact on all areas of our work life. If the psychological health of workers and the organization itself is failing, it can have an effect on physical health, work productivity, team effort and the like. There are costs associated with a psychologically unhealthy workplace. Some of these include: executives expect more and more from employees without reciprocal compensation, staff overreacting to minor issues, and decisions being made about the organization but in isolation from its environment.