Six things you can do to create a healthier organization and achieve sustainable success:

  1. Leverage existing HR and employee wellness initiatives to create a more holistic, long-term and integrated approach to workforce wellbeing and performance.
  2. Develop a vibrant workplace vision for your organization, department or work unit and identify how this vision will inspire employees.
  3. Talk about your organization’s culture – the values, beliefs and assumptions that guide day-to-day behaviours at work – and become aware of its influences.
  4. Find opportunities for everyone in the organization to exercise healthy leadership, even if only in small ways.
  5. Design organizational change initiatives to be a healthy experience for employees and managers involved.
  6. Identify how your organization’s social responsibility commitments can be more fully realized through better alignment with internal people practices.

American Express© and Flexpaths© Release White Paper Linking Flexible Work with Improved Wellbeing and Performance

NEW YORK, October 25, 2010 – American Express Company and FlexPaths, LLC today released a report, Creating Sustainable Organizations that provides innovative insights to creating an integrated approach to workplace health promotion, flexible work arrangements and employee engagement.

Written by renowned author, Graham Lowe, Ph.D., an expert on work and organizations, the report focuses on the link between overall wellbeing of employees, including mental and physical health, work and personal life integration.