The following is a guest post by Next Jump’s Director of Wellness, Peter Chica. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on my journey over the past 10 years. Growing up in New York, I graduated with a BA in economics. At 21, I had a full time offer to work on Wall Street as an investment banker in public
Would you mind if your employees showed up drunk to work every day? It’s such an absurd question it’s almost laughable. Of course you would! However, that’s exactly what we are getting if we don’t help our employees get a good night’s sleep every night.
Last week, I sat down for a discussion with Dr. Ron Goetzel – a Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as a VP of Consulting and Applied Research at Truven Health Analytics. Dr. Goetzel is a nationally-recognized expert in the fields of health and productivity management and outcomes research.
Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz’s book, titled: “The Hard Thing about Hard Things”, resonated with the business community. While I would recommend his book and agree wholeheartedly with much of his advice (on honesty being more important than positivity and tips on the “right way” to let someone go), the book included a section on how
What makes for a healthy workplace? Dr. Ron Goetzel, the Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Emory University and an expert on healthy workplaces, has researched this question extensively. After investigating thousands of companies, the IHPS selected nine companies that they believe are pioneers in promoting the health and well-being of their worker.