Is your workplace thriving… or just surviving? A ‘culture of health’ and a ‘thriving workplace culture’ are two different things

“Culture” is a buzzword in many companies; and having a thriving one is a goal for most employers. However, more often than not, organizations don’t truly grasp what culture is and, therefore, go about nurturing a flourishing one in ways that don’t make sense.

In her Transforming Workplaces blog, Dr. Rosie Ward explains how many organizations think of culture in terms of a “culture of health” or a “healthy culture.” The thought is if the company has “policies, procedures, communication practices, programs, rewards, and leadership behaviors that support so-called healthy lifestyle choices and healthy behaviors,” then the company has a thriving culture.