Employee Wellness Is Your Bottom Line

By Celia Willis Almost overnight, a new specialty has emerged in professional services: wellness for remote workers. Salesforce, Axis Bank, Google, Nike and Microsoft all are hosting online meditation sessions for their thousands of employees now working from home. Supporting workforce wellness shows employees you care and contributes to a company’s overall success by increasing…

Opinion: Reach Out and (Don’t) Touch

Published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on April 27, 2020. By Celia Willis Within hours of the 9/11 attacks, the queue at Red Cross blood donation centers wrapped around the block, long-estranged family members headed home for supper, and America’s churches were filled to overflowing. Our instinct, when threatened, is to seek each’s company. To…

Looking through the Webcam Glass: A New View of Corporate Culture

Before COVID-19 made “sheltering in place” more than just an introvert’s ideal weekend, the word “community” evoked thoughts of gathering together, lending a hand and creating social connections with like-minded friends and neighbors. Granted, none of that has changed, but we’ve now relegated all that togetherness to cyberspace, and it happened practically overnight. The coronavirus…

Breaking News: Employees Are People

90,000 hours. That’s how much time the average American will spend at work in his or her lifetime.1 Take a second to really think about that: ninety thousand hours – a third of your life – spent working. That’s pretty scary. But you know what’s even scarier? The fact that one-third of these employees are not…