Complete Wellness

Dimensions offers great guidance to go from ordinary to extraordinary!

what are your concerns?

  • Are you looking to find ways to control escalating healthcare costs and reduce absenteeism?
  • Are you trying to enhance your wellness offerings?
  • Do you want to align your wellness program with your business mission and strategies?

how can we help?

Dimensions partners with your team to address individual risk factors as well as organizational issues that enhance or detract from wellness.

 

how we do it

the many dimensions of wellness

Pause for a moment and consider your definition of health/wellness and what you would include? Enhancing wellness (we use the term well-being) – thriving, flourishing, energetic employees working in thriving, flourishing environments – requires focusing on multiple dimensions of wellness and on multiple levels. We can help you to determine the best possibilities for employees and those of the organization.

Sure, physical health is a dimension, just not the only one, or for that matter, not the most important one. Physical health initiatives – blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, weight management, fitness, disease management, health risks, smoking, etc. – are certainly important, but alone do not create complete wellness.

Complete wellness – well-being – moves beyond the physical dimension alone to encompass all dimensions. Depending on your organization and wellness program, there are many possibilities. For example, consider:

  • Emotional Well-Being (EI, Resiliency)
  • Spiritual Well-Being (Meaning & Purpose, Belonging)
  • Social Well-Being (Positive Relationships)
  • Psychological Well-Being (Having Voice, Joy, Hope, Optimism)
  • Cognitive Well-Being (Career Advancements, Learning Opportunities, Mental Well-Being)
  • Physical Well-Being (as above, plus Financial, Benefits; Plus, Plus, Plus…)

And, what if physical wellness focused on the positive – wellness – and not risks or disease? – Such as joy, zest, energy. Consider the benefit to employee health as well as for your organization.

these same dimensions apply to the organization. Think about that –

  • Leaders and employees with high Emotional Intelligence,
  • Meaning & purpose with all employees aligned with the mission,
  • Positive social environment,
  • Psychologically safe,
  • Growth opportunities, and
  • Physically safe and healthy

These are the next generation of wellness and the next generation of fostering great places to work.

wellness seminars, initiatives and workshops

All seminars, initiatives, and workshops are customized to meet your needs:

  • Meditation 101… Applying the Art of Metacognition
  • Wellness from Within… Fostering Complete Well-Being
  • Increasing Emotional Intelligence
  • Enhancing Resiliency, Energy & Vitality
  • Mindfulness Based Relationship Development
  • Building Movement and Physical Activity for Joy
  • Mindful Eating
  • Plus Other Wellness Topics and Initiatives
mindfulness based relationships

Mindfulness simply means paying attention to what is going on in our body and our head, and looking at both objectively and without judgment. By doing this, we can:

  • Reduce the amount of negative “self-talk”
  • Reduce stress
  • Boost working memory
  • Improve focus
  • Become less emotionally reactive
  • Become more cognitively flexible
  • Improve relationship satisfaction

Simple guidelines are practiced to enhance emotional intelligence that leads to positive relationships at work as well as outside of work.

wellness program development & consultation

Regardless of the stage of your wellness program– well established, just getting started, making a change, or considering options – Are you ready to take your wellness program to the Next Generation of Workplace Wellness? An assessment and consultation can help you align your program as a business strategy, moving beyond benefit cost control to also enhance engagement and retention, and contribute to the overall business mission. The next generation of wellness is about connections, relationships, and well-being – for both the individual and the organization. We are happy to provide more information on the dimensions of complete well-being to help get you started.

screenings, assessments, and results coaching

Health screenings can play a role in your wellness program, but often only focuses on the physical dimension of health. Offered alone, screenings are not enough to foster well-being. However, Screenings, Assessments and Results Coaching are beneficial in the right context and for the right reasons, especially when combined with all the dimensions of health. The outcomes can be significant. Is your screening program doing this? There are also current recommended guidelines for screenings that may be less frequent than you thought. Contact us for a no obligation consultation.

return on investment & value of investment

Dimensions can assist you in identifying outcomes and metrics that may include return on investment – ROI – such as retention, talent attraction, engagement, productivity and healthcare cost savings. In addition, the value of investment – VOI – are often even more significant and beneficial to the organization as well as the employees. Otherwise, the real value and benefits may be left on the table!

occupational health nursing staff

Occupational Health Nurses (OHNs) develop, coordinate and deliver quality occupational health, environmental and wellness services. A comprehensive occupational health program can effectively impact cost savings such as lowered absenteeism, increased productivity, reduced insurance claims, and decreased rate of work-related injuries. In addition, the OHN can assist with state and federal regulations such as OSHA, DOT, and others.

The Occupational Health services provided are based on the needs, risk factors, and interests of the company. Assessment and planning are needed to determine the full scope of services. Based on initial discussions, the occupational health services are considered and may include:

  • Health Promotion/Wellness Initiatives
  • Injury and illness management
  • Case management for workers’ compensation
  • Return to work strategies
  • Health and safety services such as ergonomic assessments and respirator fit tests
  • Medical and health surveillance such as respirator clearance

case studies

Holistic Coaching

Holistic Coaching Sometimes focusing on overall wellbeing as opposed to setting rigid goals can help groups meet their wellness goals. the issues The goals for the initiative were to enhance employee well-being while at the same time reduce risk factors – however...

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additional resources

Honor National Kindness Day

It’s the little things that matter, and the acts that matter the most are often free! Kindness Day came about when a collection of humanitarian groups met on November 13, 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness”. What will be your declaration of kindness – at work...

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An ‘Internal’ View of Wellness Programs

Karen recently moderated a panel discussion at a breakout session for CAIs recent 2-day conference. Three very different businesses showcased their workplace wellness programs and each had a unique focus. They openly shared their initiatives and successes as well as...

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Target Raising Minimum Wage

A people centered approach — doing what is best for employees and their families, is what is best for businesses and their customers. A first step is paying a living wage. Target became the first low-wage chain to announce it will raise pay to $15 an hour by...

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It’s More Than Winning Versus Losing

A recent article on the need for psychological safety to ensure high performing teams caused a bit of pause. Not that the overall concept was a problem – psychological safety is essential for high performing teams as well as for employee well-being. In fact, for us,...

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Dimensions Makes the 2017 Best for the World list!

Inc. 500/5000 tells us who’s growing the fastest. This list, the Best for the World list, tells us who’s the best. Best for workers, best for communities, best for the environment. Fast growth is one measure of a business’s success, but it is no longer enough. The...

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Health Plan Increases And A Changing Landscape

The individual health insurance market is a bit jittery based on instability related to all the uncertainty. Unfortunately, this is expected to cause a significant increase in pricing. Not good news to those who must purchase their own insurance policies. However, the...

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publications

Demonstrating Value

Demonstrating Value

Interested in the benefits of wellness and occupational health services? Demonstrating Value is a tool to guide for the occupational and environmental health nurse (OHN), in selecting the best methods to demonstrate value and the value of the programming and services provided to employees.

The Next Generation of Worksite Wellness: The Next Great Profit Opportunity

The Next Generation of Worksite Wellness: The Next Great Profit Opportunity

A Dimensions Exclusive

Cutting edge wellness programs provide more than healthcare cost savings. In fact, programs focused only on this one potential benefit greatly limit what worksite wellness can do for individual and organizational well-being, as well as for organizational growth and increase in profit margins.

Pillars for Building a Thriving Culture

Pillars for Building a Thriving Culture

A Dimensions Exclusive

Developing a culture of safety and well-being is what drives commitment, engagement, and meaningful work. From this perspective safety, wellness and human resource development initiatives are integrated.