HealthyCultureNow Sample Episodes
Addressing Subcultures

Addressing Subcultures

October 7, 2020

There are many subcultures at work, at home and in the community. It is important to identify which subcultures are most important for addressing specific well-being goals. This episode explains how. Managers and well-being champions can be empowered to create well-being subcultures within their workgroups.

Cultural Support Quiz

Cultural Support Quiz

October 7, 2020

This episode uses true/false questions and their textbook answers to explain important attributes of a culture of well-being.  

Role Modeling Well-being

Role Modeling Well-being

October 7, 2020

Leaders send strong signals through their own attitudes and behavior. Fortunately, being an effective role model does not require a perfect lifestyle. This podcast offers a variety of techniques available to those leaders seeking to become more effective well-being role models.

Creating a Well-being Plan

Creating a Well-being Plan

October 7, 2020

This episode is about adopting a step-by-step approach to following through on supporting well-being goals. Adopting such a systematic approach makes such complex changes possible. Over time you and your team can shape new well-being norms.

Identifying Role Models

Identifying Role Models

October 7, 2020

When it comes to lifestyle change goals, we can learn a lot from other people. A role model can explain what worked and help avoid missteps. We can help our peers to find such a role model.

Locating Supportive Environments

Locating Supportive Environments

October 7, 2020

Over the long haul, physical and social environments can make or break our efforts to make lifestyle changes. You can help identify the people and places that will be most supportive to your peer’s success. Your peer can reduce exposure to less supportive people and places.

Telling a Household Well-being Story

Telling a Household Well-being Story

October 7, 2020

Having a well-being story is a powerful household culture-building strategy. Households are often formed around shared experiences. Examples include overcoming challenges related to work, health and prejudices. The narrative includes the characters and plot. The benefits of well-being could be recognized in this story. The plot could also include healthy activities.

Creating Norms and Traditions

Creating Norms and Traditions

October 7, 2020

This episode is about aligning norms and traditions are aligned with housemates’ lifestyle goals. A first step is to examine existing norms and determine how they support or undermine well-being. The healthy behaviors that you desire should become “the way we do things around here.” They should become the norm. It is also important that long-standing traditions be modified so that they better support well-being.

Rewards and Recognition

Rewards and Recognition

October 7, 2020

This episode examines strategies for aligning the rewards and recognition with well-being. Cultures set the standard for how rewards are perceived. This episode explains some of the ways rewards and recognition can be tailored to better support and not undermine well-being.

Communication

Communication

October 7, 2020

This episode examines strategies for aligning the communication touch point with well-being. The goal is to increase the quantity and quality of communication related to psychological, social and physical well-being. 

Relationship Development

Relationship Development

October 7, 2020

This episode examines strategies for aligning the relationship development touch point with well-being. Cultures establish how relationships are formed and maintained. In a well-being culture, healthy activities and conversations present opportunities for people to get to know one another.

Dr. Judd Allen Explains His Social Climate Research

Dr. Judd Allen Explains His Social Climate Research

October 7, 2020

This episode features an interview with Dr. Judd Allen. Judd earned his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University and has been President of the Human Resources Institute for more than 30 years. Dr. Allen discusses social climate research on health and organizational performance. He also provides a case study of social climate and its implications.

Fostering a Sense of Community

Fostering a Sense of Community

October 7, 2020

This episode is about fostering a sense of community. A sense of community exists when people feel like they belong, trust one another, help one another, and get to know one another. Where people don’t get along and feel disconnected, well-being suffers. Organizational policies and procedures can be designed to enhance community. Well-being programs have played an important role.

Fostering a Shared Vision

Fostering a Shared Vision

October 7, 2020

This episode is about fostering a shared vision. A shared vision exists when people are excited about the direction of their workgroups and organizations. With a shared vision people are inspired and see how they are working together to achieve common purposes. The well-being initiative should be aligned with the vision of the workgroup or organization. Organizational policies and procedures should be aligned so that they are consistent with the vision.

Shifting Attitudes One Circle at a Time

Shifting Attitudes One Circle at a Time

October 7, 2020

Imagine five concentric rings. The center represents people who are actively involved in supporting well-being. In the fifth, and final, ring are what we call well-being antagonists. This episode examines strategies for shifting attitudes towards well-being values.

Making the Pitch for Well-being

Making the Pitch for Well-being

October 7, 2020

This episode examines how to help leaders at all levels to be able to explain what the well-being initiative is, why it is important, and how people can participate. The culture goal is to empower our leaders to develop their ideas and statements about well-being.

Help People See the Fruit of Their Efforts

Help People See the Fruit of Their Efforts

October 7, 2020

This episode is about the strategy of helping people to see the fruit of their efforts. Many products and services are built and delivered in multiple steps. As a result, some employees do not get to see the customer experience. Helping all employees to witness the final product or service in action is a powerful strategy for enhancing purpose. 

Provide Regular Feedback

Provide Regular Feedback

October 7, 2020

People need feedback to know how they are doing. This episode shared several useful guidelines for giving constructive feedback. In addition, organizations should establish policies and procedures that optimize the benefits of feedback and limit common flaws. Regular feedback that is offered in a respectful way is a valuable strategy for supporting purpose at work.

Champion a Cause or Take a Principled Stand

Champion a Cause or Take a Principled Stand

October 7, 2020

This episode is about the strategy of championing a cause or taking a principled stand. Championing a cause and taking a principled stand can provide a sense of integrity and collective pride. Organizations may even adopt causes that fall outside of the scope of their core business self-interest. Organizations may make decisions that put the public good before immediate self-interest. Doing what is right can be enough justification. Such charitable and principled acts contribute to purpose.

Big Picture: Give Some Context

Big Picture: Give Some Context

October 7, 2020

The Big Picture Challenge invites you to take the time to explain the context surrounding a work situation to your team.

Job Hacker: Help Others Job Craft

Job Hacker: Help Others Job Craft

October 7, 2020

The Job Hacker Challenge invites you to initiate conversations with those who work for you to help them job craft. Job crafting is molding a job in a way that makes it more interesting or furthers the person’s career goals.

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