Who/What Makes a Workplace Healthy. Kathleen A. Holt UW Employee Assistance Office email@example.com. Not About. What is wrong with your workplace. An opportunity to blame others. Is About. Discovering what you can do to contribute to a healthy workplace.
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Kathleen A. Holt
UW Employee Assistance Office
Assumptions About Our Involvement
Taking an assumption from above, turn to
your neighbor and discuss why it stands
out. Say something about your
Experience with it – switch roles.
Share with you some ways to discover how to create a healthy workplace
It is the essential element of:
Health & Dialogue
Creativity are Enhanced
Increase Value Appreciate
Within the Other’s Words
Organization and Actions
This can-do attitude is infectious impacting
everything including the handling of mistakes
which are viewed as a learning opportunity.
People deal with each other in a direct,
respectful manner and acknowledge that
differences are bound to exist. This positive
energy becomes part of the culture. It feeds
upon itself – deepens and lasts.
1)Tell me about a time at work when you experienced positive energy and appreciation. What was the situation? Who created the positive energy? How did it affect you? How did it affect others? How did it feel to be part of it? What did you discover a) about yourself and your subsequent interactions b) the effect on your work?
2) Without being humble, tell me what you value deeply? About yourself? When feeling best about your work?
3) What is the core factor that gives vitality and life to this school – the one thing without which this place would just not be the same?
4) If you had 3 wishes about how to create the best work environment possible that would be an expansion of the best you have experienced in your past, what would you wish for?
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.Mahatma Gandhi
The traditional view of “reality,” particularly as it
applies to human behavior, is that:
The social constructionist perspective holds
that, through language and social discourse,
we are constantly evolving and creating new
Because we can decide what to focus on in our
Conversations, we have a choice. If we are
focused on “improving” an organization, a team,
a family, or a relationship, we can choose to
focus on what is broken, what is a problem, and
what is frustrating us. Or we can choose to
focus on that which is life-giving, energizing,
and valuable to us. The choice is fateful!