Since 1999, the American Psychological Association has recognized organizations as "psychologically healthy workplaces." These companies have greater engagement, employees are growing and developing, there is attention to work-life balance, health and safety is provided for the workforce, and there is an effort to recognize valuable contributors to the success of the company.
This yields a company that pays attention to the well-being of employees while still succeeding at the bottom line. In fact, it is a recipe for organizational success, with these companies consistently out-performing the market.
We have been involved with this effort since 2003, and Dr. John Weaver is currently a member of the steering committee for the APA Psychology in the Workplace Network and a regular contributor to the APA Center for Organizational Excellence blog.
High-performing workplaces do more than produce an excellent product at an excellent price. They also create an excellent workplace where individuals with high-level skills have
the support and training they need to make
the most of their abilities.
The Healthy Thinking Initiative works with you to provide the best training for your workforce in critical skills like mindfulness, optimism and resilience. You and your employees make better decisions, are able to focus for a longer time, and see the possibilities that your competition overlooks. This is your competitive advantage. Your technology can be copied, your pricing can be undercut, but when you have the best workforce available you are able to deliver better and more sustainable results!
If you would like to apply for a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, please click here.
Training in Healthy Thinking for your workforce is more than
training in good health, it is training for good business!