Building Teams at Work
Effective teams are built by putting people first, encouraging conversation, camaraderie, and collaboration. In this issue of businesshealth® we see that team building can increase wellness on many levels:
Our Editorial lays the foundation - relationships are built through one-on-one conversations that stimulate the brain and energize employees.
We showcase leadership in an organization where teamwork is essential and “People Care” helps employees succeed. We also see how a retail enterprise thrives when team work is a core value, “part of everything we do.”
Finally, we learn that health care teams that approach employees as individuals may have a major impact on preventing - and even reversing - chronic illness and its effects at work.
Team Building and Benefits
Building teams is more than an organizational strategy. As a core value that influences everything that happens at work, it has the power to affect employee wellness and productivity. One-on-one conversations energize employees. Team loyalty and mutual respect help reduce sick leave to levels below the national average. Research is ongoing into the effects of using health care teams, rather than isolated supports, to increase wellness and reduce the cost of chronic illnesses like Type 2 Diabetes. bh