Books about Well-Being in the Workplace

The People Equation

Well-being in the workplace (or “wellbeing” if you prefer ) is having a moment. Last month, three new books arrived on the scene, each with a roadmap to help leaders and employees alike gain well-being in the workplace. Digging deep into data, this is the book for you.

6 Easy Virtual Team Building Activities for Remote Teams

Achievers - Recruiting

Building a remote support team is something that’s still new to a lot of businesses, but recent months have seen quite dramatic changes in the way we work and collaborate. This is why virtual team building activities are so important. Book club.


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Remote Team-building Series: Virtual Team-building Activities


Being a part of a close-knit team at work is what often makes a job more enjoyable. Team-building is an essential part of many organizations, emphasizing a company culture built on relationships. Why virtual team-building activities are important.

10 Team-Building Activities that Motivate

marenated HR

Here are 10 team-building activities to motivate your teams once they regroup after Covid-19 : 1. Team Lunches. Setting up team lunches is a quick and easy way to create group rapport. Set Organizational Goals as a Team. Company Sports Teams.

Book Summary & Review — Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done by Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton

Workplace Psychology

According to Adrian Gostick, one of the main reasons for writing the book had to do with his (now) 25-year-old son, Anthony (Tony) Gostick, who had been struggling with anxiety since high school and had always wanted his dad to write about this topic.

51 Best Icebreaker Questions For Exceptional Team Building

Vantage Circle

Monotonous meetings, disengaged employees, or for just a pick-me-up purpose- a well-intentioned ice breaker will help you aid in more genuine team bonding. What is the one thing that would actually help remote teams to function better? A book that you think will change lives?

Exciting Team Building Activities for Mid-Sized Companies


When you have a workforce of over 30 team members who have to work closely and collaboratively with one another on a daily basis, it’s important for the group to establish a sense of loyalty, trust, and camaraderie. A united team is an unstoppable force, which is why regularly getting your team to participate in team building activities outside the office is imperative. We take you through some fun ways to blow off steam with your work team.

20 Strategies & Tricks on Team Building For Remote Teams


Team Building For Remote Teams Doesn't Have to be Difficult Nothing compares to the power of a great team. The hard-working people, the camaraderie, the laughs; being a part of an exceptional team is an amazing experience. This team building exercise is a must!

Corporate Climbing & Other Team-Building Adventures

OmegaHR Solutions

While team-building activities can be helpful, larger adventures get co-workers out of the office and out of the mindset of work activities. This is an integral part of a culture within a workplace that is desirable for new-hires, as well as those who are retained. Here are some tips for team building adventures. The classic team-building event is a ropes course. Rock climbing is an extreme sport, but also a great activity for team collaboration.

Our Sprint Experience - A Team Building Perspective


Recently our team embarked on a process to build and test a prototype in just five days. We were using the SPRINT model from the book by Jake Knapp. The book and corresponding approach is billed as “a smarter, more respectful, and more effective way of solving problems that brings out the best contributions of everyone on the team.” In the end we decided to build a chat bot to help lead users through the account creation and assessment taking process.

Team Building Exercises That Won’t Cause Eye Rolls


I am referring to those team building exercises that leaders come up with that are supposed to result in comradery and bonding. As a leader, you can avoid the eye rolls by selecting some more creative and unique team building activities that may make you a hero while still serving the bonding purpose for which they are intended. Here are some activities you might consider suing with your team: Perform Community Service. Give each team a bit of time to practice.

Remote Team Building Activities to Boost Engagement


For remote teams, maintaining company culture and team spirit is an ongoing challenge. Engaging Remote Teams. Remote Team Building Activities. First off, you should follow basic best practices like scheduling regular team meetings and 1:1s. Book Club.

10 remote team-building activities for low and high trust teams

PI Worldwide

In his post, Glazer brought up the Stockdale Paradox, popularized by Jim Collins in his book “Good to Great.” As you walk this line between optimism and pragmatism, you may struggle to maintain team morale. Here are 10 remote team-building activities you can try.

6 Virtual Employee Team Building Activities to Keep Your Team Connected

Effortless HR

This is precisely where higher-ups need to step in and take necessary measures to keep team spirit alive. And to best ensure this goal is met, virtual team building activities are the way to go. Virtual book club. Who doesn’t love a good book?

Connie Chesner of Armored Team Building: “Keep moving forward”

Thrive Global

She has successfully founded three businesses and worked within corporations and agencies, allowing a diverse understanding of how individuals and organizations motivate, build trust, maintain, and grow. Negative disruption imitates change but leaves building blocks out.

Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement

Clarity Wave

Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement In an effort to keep employees motivated, satisfied and productive, business leaders and psychologists have developed a variety of programs over the years. In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the concepts of team building and employee engagement. Why Team Building Is Important In most organizations, it is easy to identify the “star” employees.

Culture Scout: 2 good reads and 1 good listen


So says a new book “ The Innovation Delusion: How Our Obsession with the New Has Disrupted the Work That Matters Most ,” authored by professors Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell and profiled in the Eurasia Review. Well worth listening to, and heeding.

Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement

Clarity Wave

Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement In an effort to keep employees motivated, satisfied and productive, business leaders and psychologists have developed a variety of programs over the years. In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the concepts of team building and employee engagement. Why Team Building Is Important In most organizations, it is easy to identify the “star” employees.

7 Team Building Activities that are Actually Fun


Yes, we know: team building exercises, as well-intentioned as they are, have garnered a bit of a reputation. There are team building activities that are actually fun and surprisingly effective at building camaraderie. Why is it so important for teams to bond? When employees know each other on personal, as well as professional, levels, they feel more accountable for their own contributions and more invested in everyone’s success. Book club.

How to Engage Teams With a Growth Mindset


When I worked in talent development departments, managers periodically would request team building solutions. What they really wanted was to unify and engage their teams but didn’t know how. In my blog, “ Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement? “, I encourage HR professionals to diagnose team engagement by searching for an imbalance in five areas. When circumstances and environments change, your mindset may change as well.

We’re All in This Together – 4 Key Traits of High Performing Teams

Thrive Global

When I wrote my latest book, We’re All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging , I had no idea it would come out in the midst of a global pandemic which has had a significant impact on every aspect of work and life in our world.

Fostering Wellness In The Workplace: 5 Wellness Activities For Groups

Tandem HR

For employees, value is greater than an excellent salary and job title—it’s based on an organization’s inclusive approach to each of their employees’ overall well-being. Here are five great inclusive wellness activities for the workplace that are accessible for all.

Behaviors Uncovered: Creativity, Work and Learning Styles


In the first entry in our Behaviors Uncovered series, we investigated four key dimensions for employers focusing on better understanding group dynamics within their teams: Leadership Style, Communication Style, Conflict Management and Team Contribution.

Six advantages of linguistic diversity in the workplace.


We’re proud to offer our award-winning employee well-being platform in multiple languages. To learn more about how we can help your team, book a free walk-through today. Did you know there are currently hundreds of languages spoken in Canada and the US?

35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included)


35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included). Believe it or not, team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge. There’s a pretty clear link between the personal bonds between your team members and their engagement level. Go team! Team Hike.

tickling as team-building, awkwardness about my vacation plans, and more

Ask a Manager

We were told to tickle each other aggressively at a team-building event. We had a team-building event recently, which was boring but otherwise unremarkable until it came time to take the group photo. I’ve thought about saying something evasive like “I don’t have any firm plans” (which I suppose is still a lie), but that somehow seems a little unrealistic if asked one or days days before and it later transpires I had a long haul flight booked!

4 Tips for Booking the Perfect Meeting Room

Get Hppy

Whether you need to book a meeting room to impress a client or provide space for an all-hands meeting when it’s the one time a year all of your employees come together, there are several pieces of advice you should follow to avoid making mistakes. Here are four tips for booking the perfect meeting room. Are you planning on an all-hands meeting for your team that includes remote workers and contractors who are rarely in the office?

10 tips to make sure your remote workers don’t feel isolated.


Depending on the size of your team, try to have everyone speak at least once during every meeting. This can be done through Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc.). We are no strangers to supporting large, disperse teams. Many of our clients have tens of thousands of employees, and we make sure each one of them has 24/7/365 access to the best wellness resources. Book a free demo today to learn how we can help your team thrive, no matter where they are.

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [My article in Talent & Culture Magazine]

Jason Treu

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [Talent & Culture Magazine]. Julie Zhou mentioned in her fantastic book, The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks at You. Onboard new employees with teams Build much better relationships and teamwork on existing teams Use with people you would work within different groups Use in working groups Use during mergers and acquisitions Use in conflict resolution And many more scenarios!

The importance of having fun at work.


This is a matter of building culture , so it needs to happen organically. They can also provide opportunities for staff to connect more informally, such as catered lunches, bowling nights, team fundraisers and so on. That’s why our digital employee well-being platform includes more than 2000 resources on wellness topics that span eleven categories, such as mental health, financial health, relationship and parenting tips, professional development, and more.

Be aware: bigotry in the workplace can have long term effects on employee mental health.


As we wrote in a previous blog post , employees who are part of a diverse team report higher levels of satisfaction and company loyalty, and diverse organizations are more productive, creative, resilient, and profitable. The constant fear of interacting with hostile coworkers takes its toll on a person’s mental well-being and can lead to long term illness. To learn more, book a free walk-through today.

If you aren’t letting your staff work flexibly, you need to start now.


Further research has found approximately 93 percent of our day is spent in a building or a vehicle. Countless small- to medium-sized enterprises and startups depend on remote team members every day. How LifeSpeak assists remote teams. Our employee microlearning and well-being platform is perfect for dispersed workforces. It contains expert advice on hundreds of wellness topics and can be accessed anytime, anywhere through the website or app.

5 Types of Meetings To Book On Your Calendar For Greater Productivity

Thrive Global

To ensure that you only have productive meetings in the future, here are the five types of meetings that you should book on your calendar. For example, a rep showcasing a new product or you informing your team about important internal changes.

Does your company need a “values coach”?

Thrive Global

When I first booked a consultation with a “values coach” I was apprehensive. In terms of the logistics, we’ve had coaches come in for “office hours” once every few weeks where my staff can drop in; we’ve also done team sessions; some employees even make one-on-one appointments.

Happy Leaders = Happy Teams

Achievers - Recruiting

Is it the most senior member of the team? bring their teams together and foster loyalty and collaboration. When things go wrong, they take responsibility for the mistake, and when things go well, they give credit to their teammates. When you are with people who are happy, they build you up, not drag you down. The end result is that happy leaders foster happy teams. The post Happy Leaders = Happy Teams appeared first on Engage Blog.