A Cure for the Common Company

Book description

Make your workforce happier, healthier—and more productive—with strategies from a world-leader in company culture and health

In A Cure for the Common Company: A Well-Being Prescription for a Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient Organization, health and well-being expert, Richard Safeer, M.D. delivers a step-by-step roadmap to creating a culture of health on your team and in your company that keeps your people happier and more engaged. In the book, you’ll discover the importance of shaping your well-being culture, challenging yourself, your team, and your workforce to live better lives by offering them new tools and methods to do just that. This book discusses:

  • Bulletproof strategies to help leaders build a sound cultural foundation that supports their efforts at change
  • A path forward that allows organizational leaders to step up and help their employees be the best versions of themselves
  • Techniques to build a supportive culture that overcomes common obstacles to change, including positive social climates, norms, and peer supports

A can't-miss resource for business and human resource leaders at medium- to large-sized organizations, A Cure for the Common Company also belongs on the bookshelves of every professional interested in supporting employee health and well-being.

Table of contents

  1. COVER
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. COPYRIGHT
  4. DEDICATION
  5. A NOTE TO THE READER
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  7. Introduction
    1. WHY CULTURE IS THE SOLUTION
    2. NOTES
  8. 1 Inspiration from a Fire Truck
    1. WILLPOWER IS A FAILED STRATEGY (FOR MOST OF US)
    2. A WELL‐BEING CULTURE IS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    3. THE FOUNDATION OF EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELL‐BEING
    4. THE PATH TO A WELL‐BEING CULTURE
    5. IS IT WELLNESS OR WELL‐BEING?
    6. THE EMBERS ARE HOT
    7. WHO IS ON THE WELL‐BEING CULTURE TEAM?
    8. THE WELL‐BEING CULTURE BUILDING BLOCKS
    9. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    10. THAT'S A WRAP—LET'S GET STARTED
    11. NOTES
  9. 2 Getting Personal
    1. INFLUENCE OF SUBCULTURES ON LIFESTYLE HABITS
    2. THE REMOTE WORKER SUBCULTURE
    3. HOW TO SUPPORT HEALTHY SUBCULTURES
    4. CULTURAL HEALTH AWARENESS
    5. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    6. THAT'S A WRAP
    7. NOTES
  10. 3 Best Companies Value Well‐Being
    1. THE VALUE OF SHARED VALUES
    2. CHOOSING THE SHARED VALUES
    3. MAKE WELL‐BEING A SHARED VISION
    4. CHARACTERISTICS OF A SHARED VISION
    5. SHARING THE WELL‐BEING VALUES AND VISION
    6. MAYBE NOT EVERYONE AGREES
    7. MAKING THE SHARED VALUES COME TO LIFE
    8. INCLUDE EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELL‐BEING IN THE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
    9. THAT'S A WRAP
    10. NOTES
  11. 4 Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful
    1. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY OF METEOROLOGISTS
    2. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
    3. PACKING FOR THE SAME VACATION
    4. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
    5. LET'S NOT SELL HAPPINESS SHORT!
    6. DYING FOR A PAYCHECK
    7. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    8. THAT'S A WRAP
    9. NOTES
  12. 5 All the Cool Kids Are Doing It (or Thinking It)
    1. HOW NORMS WORK ON US AND OUR ORGANIZATIONS
    2. SPOTTING THE HEALTH NORMS IN YOUR CULTURE
    3. NORMS CAN BE INTENTIONALLY CHANGED OR CREATED
    4. CHOOSING NORMS TO CHANGE
    5. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
    6. AVOID GOING TO EXTREMES
    7. A CASE STUDY IN A LOW‐STRESS START TO THE DAY
    8. THAT'S A WRAP
    9. NOTES
  13. 6 More Than My Love Handles
    1. RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
    2. FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    3. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
    4. BENEFITS AND PROGRAMS
    5. STORIES AND NARRATIVES
    6. REWARDS AND RECOGNITION
    7. LEARNING AND TRAINING
    8. SYMBOLS AND TRADITIONS
    9. DEATH BY SITTING: CUES FROM OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
    10. POLICIES
    11. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    12. THAT'S A WRAP
    13. NOTES
  14. 7 The Friends and Family Plan
    1. WILLPOWER IS A BAD STRATEGY
    2. BE YOUR BEST WITH A BUDDY
    3. ALL ABOARD: PEER SUPPORT DRIVES SAFETY AT UNION PACIFIC
    4. IF ONLY IT WERE A NORM OR PART OF THE SUBCULTURE
    5. EXTEND YOUR REACH WITH CHAMPIONS
    6. CREATING PEERS THROUGH GROUP PROGRAMS
    7. I'M NOT SURE HOW TO LEND PEER SUPPORT
    8. SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS
    9. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
    10. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    11. THAT'S A WRAP!
    12. NOTES
  15. 8 How to Be the Best Boss
    1. MAKING WELL‐BEING A PRIORITY
    2. BE A WELL‐BEING ROLE MODEL
    3. MANAGE WITH WELL‐BEING SKILLS
    4. BE A FORCE OF CHANGE
    5. COMMUNICATE OFTEN AND VARY THE MESSENGER
    6. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    7. THAT'S A WRAP
    8. NOTES
  16. 9 Culture Killers
    1. CULTURE KILLER #1—ALL TALK, NO ACTION
    2. CULTURE KILLER #2—LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY
    3. CULTURE KILLER #3—THE ANTAGONIST
    4. CULTURE KILLER #4—THE ARROGANT
    5. CULTURE KILLER #5—LOSING FOCUS (OR NEVER HAVING IT TO START WITH)
    6. CULTURE KILLER #6—FASTER IS NOT BETTER
    7. CULTURE KILLER #7—IGNORING THE ACTUAL WORK
    8. CULTURE KILLER #8—PASSION WITHOUT A FOUNDATION
    9. CULTURE KILLER #9—WHEN YOUR GOAL IS RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
    10. THE SPEED OF CHANGE
    11. THAT'S A WRAP!
    12. NOTES
  17. 10 Counting Culture
    1. YOUR OPINION MATTERS
    2. HOW IS THE SUBCULTURE OF MY TEAM?
    3. A BIGGER PICTURE
    4. MEASURING THE EFFECT OF WELL‐BEING PROGRAMS
    5. A WELL‐BEING CULTURE IS AN INVESTMENT, NOT A COST
    6. YOUR MEASUREMENT PARTNERS
    7. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    8. THAT'S A WRAP
    9. NOTES
  18. 11 Dinner Is Served
    1. THE BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR … TWICE
    2. THE COST OF BEING FRUGAL
    3. A JOB IS MORE THAN A PAYCHECK
    4. IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE?
    5. MAKING LIFESTYLE MEDICINE A NORM
    6. HOW I HELP HOPKINS GET HEALTHY
    7. THAT'S A WRAP (FOR REAL THIS TIME)
    8. NOTES
  19. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  20. INDEX
  21. END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

Product information

  • Title: A Cure for the Common Company
  • Author(s): Richard Safeer
  • Release date: January 2023
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119899969