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BE A LEADER IN WELL-BEING Contribute to the culture of health in your department

Anyone can be a leader in promoting a culture of well-being. Employees who are given opportunities to enhance their well-being are healthier and happier, which leads to greater engagement and satisfaction at work.

Culture of Well-being Best Practices (that are FREE): Promote workplace flexibility to support time for exercise, work/life needs, other hobbies/interests that are valued by each individual Add well-being topics to staff meeting agendas Create a wellness team to provide input to the Wellness Ambassador and other departmental leadership Follow the 20-20-20 rule of every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds, and look 20 feet beyond your computer monitor Schedule walking or standing meetings Post “29 ways to stay active at your desk” or other stretching/activity posters Provide healthy food options when catering Take time to practice your own self-care. (Lead by example, others WILL follow) Foster a work environment where co-workers and supervisors are supportive of others’ psychological and mental health concerns Engage in meditation or mindfulness practice for 3-5 minutes daily Practice gratitude Utilize a centering activity like positive reflection or deep breathing Promote and support training and workshops on building resiliency in the workplace Dedicate a bulletin board to wellness tips, reminders, and advertisements

Health and Well-being Resources available at the University of Iowa that focus on the WHOLE PERSON: • Support for Supervisors • Ergonomics Tools • Confidential Counseling • SHUTi/Sleep • Elder Caregiving Resources UI Employee Assistance Program eaphelp@uiowa.edu hr.uiowa.edu/uieap

• Back-up childcare options • On-campus lactation rooms • Flexible Work Arrangements • Wellness Grants • Wellness Toolkits

Family Services familyservices@uiowa.edu hr.uiowa.edu/family-services

• Health Coaching • Resilience • Recreation membership incentive

LiveWELL livewell@uiowa.edu hr.uiowa.edu/livewell

Visit hr.uiowa.edu/livewell for more info


DEPARTMENTAL WELL-BEING CHECKLIST Organizations that have a culture of well-being value the whole person. Services listed below are free programs to enhance your departmental well-being.

IDENTIFY WELLNESS AMBASSADORS hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/wellness-ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors (WA) play a vital role in supporting liveWELL's mission to promote lifestyle improvements that support good health and improve quality of life.

NOMINATE WELLNESS HEROES hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/wellness-heroes

Wellness Heroes is a peer to peer nomination to recognize faculty and staff members who are practicing healthy behaviors that are inspiring to others in the workplace.

UTILIZE FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENT TOOLKITS hr.uiowa.edu/family-services/flexible-work-options

Flexible work arrangements may positively impact retention efforts, work life fit, workload, staff commitment, productivity and the overall work culture.

APPLY FOR WELLNESS GRANTS hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/wellness-grants

Wellness Grants provide funding for departments to promote well-being at the local level.

REQUEST ON-SITE HEALTH COACHING hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/health-coach-service

Hosting a Health Coach on site can be done in two ways, in group format or for a day of individual visits. Coaching facilitates behavior change via a structured, supportive partnership between a client and coach. In either group or individual sessions, coaches can address resilience, nutrition, physical activity, energy, weight management, and much more.

EXPLORE RESOURCES FOR MANAGING CHANGE hr.uiowa.edu/uieap/resources-managing-change

The UI Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP) is committed to providing resources for improved emotional health and well-being. Information on resilience, depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, compassion fatigue, alcohol and substance abuse, sleep, and grief can all be found at this site. Additionally UI EAP is a free and confidential resource to support UI Faculty and Staff and their dependents in navigating change.

Why care about well-being? Well-being is a state of optimal health, happiness and purpose. Employees who report high well-being in their lives are more engaged at work. They:

Are more likely to

recommend

Enjoy

the University as a great place to work

their work more

loyal

Are more to their teams

Are less likely to the University of Iowa

leave

Improved performance

Health and Productivity is a unit of University Human Resources

Profile for liveWELL program at University of Iowa

Departmental Well-Being Checklist  

Anyone can be a leader in promoting a culture of well-being. Employees who are given opportunities to enhance their well-being are healthier...

Departmental Well-Being Checklist  

Anyone can be a leader in promoting a culture of well-being. Employees who are given opportunities to enhance their well-being are healthier...