Chapter 23WELLNES Sustain It

To be successful there meant giving up too much of my life outside work, and I was not willing to do that.

—A.J.

Does your organization insist on yearly physicals? Does it invest in gymnasiums, volleyball courts, or stress management workshops? If you’re laughing, keep reading. Companies that take wellness seriously find that the payoff is great, not only in retention, but also in energy for the job and in productivity. But this chapter is not about what the corporation can do. We are interested in how you, the manager, can enhance your team’s wellness.

“Did you have a nice night out?” I asked my new house mate, who had returned just before midnight.   “Oh, no–I didn’t go out,” he replied. “I’ve been at work since ...

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