Wellness at Work initiative Resources

Initiative Deliverables

2018
Ten Shifts Driving a New ‘Thrive’ Revolution at Work
Prepared by Renee Moorefield, CEO of Wisdom Works Group and Chair of the Wellness at Work Initiative
Ten crucial shifts that are fueling the new focus on thriving in the workplace have been identified– from a movement away from narrow “wellness programs” to the complete reinvention of work itself to a much more powerful focus on mental wellbeing, women-friendly workplaces and nature-infused biophilic work environments.

2017
Workplace Well-Being Infographic
Where is wellness at work today? Where has it been? And where it is going? This infographic tells the story in a snapshot. We hope you find it useful as you explore wellness approaches for your organization.

Culture of Well-Being and Care Questionnaire
Are you ready to build a culture of well-being and care at work? Here are 15 questions to help you get started.

Articles & Reports

2018 – Public Health and the workplace: a new era dawns
Public health research into workplace-related health has now entered a new era. Establishing reliable evidence about what works to advance health, and perhaps more importantly what does not, offers the prospect for transformational change. The aim now will be to persuade employers that the health of their employees is an investment not a cost.

2018 – Digital Therapeutics: The Future of Behavioral Health
A CEO’s Perspective on Enterprise-Wide Agility to Achieve Organizational Excellence
By Les C. Meyer, MBA

2018 – HERO POSITION PAPER ON VALUE OF WELLNESS INITIATIVES HOW TO ASSESS THE EVIDENCE ON “WHAT WORKS” – A CASE STUDY EXAMPLE
Health Enhancement Resource Organization ‘HERO Health

2018 – Happiness Council
The Global Happiness Policy Report is produced by the Global Happiness Council (GHC) and contains papers by expert working groups on happiness for good governance. This report provides evidence and policy recommendations on best practices to promote happiness and well-being.

2018 Handbook of Well-Being
Noba Scholar

2017 – The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science
There are few things more moving than an act of compassion and few things more necessary than compassion in today’s world—and in the world of work. Fortunately, the science of compassion has emerged as a robust field of study. The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science is the first academic handbook on the science of compassion to date. Edited by esteemed professionals Emma M. Seppälä, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown, Monica C. Worline, C. Daryl Cameron, and James R. Doty, this Handbook brings together well-established scholars and rising stars in the field—thereby bridging a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory. Together, these expert voices illustrate the mechanisms behind one of the most profound of human experiences: helping another human being out of suffering, even at one’s own cost.

2017 – Workplace Wellness Goes Beyond ROI
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

2017 – A Compelling Case for Working A lot Less
BBC

2017- Well Work Place, Making Spaces Human Again
Cushman & Wakefield

2017 – The Art of Health Promotion, Linking Research to Practice
American Journal of Health Promotion

2016 – Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace
While there is still much research to be done, mindfulness is already a promising innovation in the workplace context with an early but rapidly evolving evidence base. The Mindfulness Initiative in the United Kingdom shares their insights in this 2016 report.

April 25, 2016The Personal & Organizational Costs of Lack of Sleep
By Anna Bjurstam, Vice President of Spas & Wellness, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas & Partner, Raison d’Etre & Operating Advicor, Pegasus, Sweden

April 5, 2016 – Driving Cultural Transformation With Wellbeing Innovation: Wisdom from Visionary Tracy Gaudet, M.D.
By Renee Moorefield, CEO, Wisdom Works,Global Wellness Institute Chair, Wellness at Work & CoChair, Wellness and Government

March 29, 2016 – What’s In A Name? New Titles Emerging In Business Leadership
By Renee Moorefield, CEO, Wisdom Works,Global Wellness Institute Chair, Wellness at Work & CoChair, Wellness and Government

March 8, 2016 – Ready to Boost Effectiveness And Wisdom Of Your Leaders? Try Mindfulness!
By Renee Moorefield, CEO, Wisdom Works,Global Wellness Institute Chair, Wellness at Work & CoChair, Wellness and Government

February 2016 – Corporate Health and Wellness and the Financial Bottom Line
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

February 2016 – Future of Well Work Initiative Call Notes
By Joel Hershfield, Materials Distribution Agency, Canada

February 2, 2016 – 8 Predictions About The Future Of Wellness And Work: Are Your Leaders Ready?
By Renee Moorefield, CEO, Wisdom Works, Global Wellness Institute Chair, Wellness at Work & CoChair, Wellness and Government

February 2016 – The Future of Wellness at Work Research Report
By Global Wellness Institute

2015 – The Mindful UK Report
The Mindful UK Report, the first policy document of its kind, seeks to address mental health concerns in the areas of education, health, the workplace and the criminal justice system through the application of mindfulness interventions.

November 13, 2015 – Wellness at Work Research Report, 2015
Presented at the Global Wellness Summit 2015, Mexico City by Katherine Johnston, Senior Research Fellow, GWI; Senior Economist, SRI International, U.S. and Ophelia Yeung, Senior Research Fellow, GWI; Senior Consultant, SRI International, U.S.

November 6, 2015 – Workplace Wellness: What do Employees Really Want?

Mary Ellen Rose, PhD, Founder, Chief Science Officer at Institute for Healthy Destination Accreditation

October 6, 2015 – Workplace Wellness: What Is Its Future?
By Renee Moorefield, CEO, Wisdom Works, Global Wellness Institute Chair, Wellness at Work & CoChair, Wellness and Government

September 2013 – The Link Between Workforce Health and Safety and the Health of the Bottom Line: Tracking Market Performance of Companies That Nurture a “Culture of Health”
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine


The Global Wellness Institute serves as an umbrella organization for numerous Initiatives, that are independently chaired and run. The resources, editorial, research and opinions presented by the Initiatives do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Global Wellness Institute.