quick Tips you can Apply Now for a Valued workplace

What does it mean to have a Valued Workplace?

When you have a Valued Workplace, you feel supported by your team and the leadership. You are united in your team’s shared values and organizational mission and you know exactly how you are demonstrating those values through daily work. There is excitement in the air as the gratitude and compassion demonstrated continuously enhances your workplace satisfaction and supports enhanced quality of the customer experience. 


You have an active, Valued Workplace Plan that follows Integrative Re-Sources's Resilience Framework in place that recognizes that your work can be stressful and so appropriate tactics are implemented to help you adapt, cope, prevent, and learn from the stress. 


You can bring your full self to work in support of your Workplace's mission. The story you tell yourself about the situation, shapes your brain, your body, your breath, your behavior, and your buddies. In other words, how you respond to stress impacts your mental, physical, social, and even your financial health and wellbeing. 

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A Valued Workplace Re-joicing in their prosperity

Integrative Re-sources resilience framework

Step 1: Re-Frame Thinking

Step 2: Re-Connect with the Purpose of your Workplace

Step 2: Re-Connect with the Purpose of your Workplace

Learn how your brain is wired and how leading with compassion dramatically strengthens your relationships with your team and community. Integrating  key resilience practices and prioritizing mental wellbeing  re-shapes the positive impact you are striving for in your Valued Workplace. 

 
Start re-framing your thinking 

Step 2: Re-Connect with the Purpose of your Workplace

Step 2: Re-Connect with the Purpose of your Workplace

Step 2: Re-Connect with the Purpose of your Workplace

Harness the courage of your team to have honest conversations about the spoken and unspoken values in your workplace that dictate the type of experience people have when they engage with your service. Each encounter you have with your team and your community needs to demonstrate why the work you do is meaningful.

 

Reinforce why your workplace exists 

Step 3: Re-Evaluate Workplace Processes

Step 2: Re-Connect with the Purpose of your Workplace

Step 3: Re-Evaluate Workplace Processes

Dying for a paycheck due to compounded effects of stress and burnout is no longer a workplace norm. Don't get mad, get curious with your team by exploring where the stressful unintended toxic practices are occuring that are contributing to absenteeism, apathy, high health insurance costs, turnover, or death. 

  

Discover how much money you can save by modifying procedures in your workplace that were inadvertently designed based on surviving, not thriving. 

Step 4: Re-Consider your Workspace

Step 4: Re-Consider your Workspace

Step 3: Re-Evaluate Workplace Processes

Workspaces that foster a connection  with nature in its design  & demonstrate environmental stewardship create more meaningful, lasting experiences for the team & the community (your customers). 

  

Explore how you can transform your workspace


Step 5: Re-Establish Policies

Step 4: Re-Consider your Workspace

Step 6: Re-joice in Prosperity

Valued Workplaces have made the time to eliminate bylaws, rules or regulations that were toxic to the health, vitality, & innovation of the team and replaced them new policies that are in consistent with your workplace's values. 


Give Voice to your Values in your Workplace

Step 6: Re-joice in Prosperity

Step 4: Re-Consider your Workspace

Step 6: Re-joice in Prosperity

Valued Workplaces are people-driven & evaluate more than just their "bottom line", they focus on what matters most to the team's health & wellbeing.  When your team is happy, your community of customers is happy.  A happy community = sustainability of your workplace.


Check out how your workplace on re-define prosperity 

simple Brainy science tips that make a big impact

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Change your Perception & you Change the World

Change your Perception & you Change the World

Change your Perception & you Change the World

  When your stress response gets triggered and you instantly feel out of control.  Most often, the stress response we experience is based on our own fears, insecurities, past wounds, or unhealed traumas that taught us we needed to respond this way to survive. Over time, these responses lead to repeated patterns of negative self-talk, self-medication, or self-harm. 

When you feel safe, try to re-frame the situation to one that acknowledges appreciation or gratitude for the adversity. The more quickly you can appreciate the stressful event,  the healthier you will become. Check out the Re-Search to learn why. 

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Feed your Brain

Change your Perception & you Change the World

Change your Perception & you Change the World

It's all too common to feel like you never get a break when you're at work. It seems there is always so much to do and do so little time. This causes our brains to get tired. However, your brains can't tell us it's fatigued, like the way your leg muscles do after a long walk. Therefore, you need to feed your brain every 2- hours for at least 2- minutes. 

During these 2-minutes, do one or more of the following activities: 

  • Visualize 3 people you appreciate & think of why
  • Do a random act of kindness
  • Notice an object in your workplace  & view it with the curiosity of a 4-year old or through the lens of an artist's eye

Read more about these types of tips in our Stories

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Minding the Body

Change your Perception & you Change the World

Minding the Body

 The mind leads the body. Not the other way around.  When we start paying attention to the conversation our bodies are trying to communicate with our minds, we can learn a lot and can expedite healing from all of the discomfort we're experiencing from the aches, pains, and kinks we tend to pass off as "just age", but really, it's untreated stress. When your body starts to fidget, squirm, or adjust in the chair, take the moment to do an informal assessment of where you may be holding tension in your body. Are your shoulders raised up to your cheeks? -lower them. Is your jaw tight? yawn. You know the routine, the extra trick? Breathe.

Inhale for a count of 6

Hold for 4

Exhale for 8 

Be intentional about pairing your breath with your movements so you can release tension tied up in your body, so you can leave work re-freshed and ready to play! Learn more tips to Heal-thy Self.