Corporate America is striving to be healthier. CEOs have implemented numerous programs, such as employee wellness programs, onsite gyms and walking meetings. Executives are trying to lead by example by taking vacations and leaving the office at a reasonable hour. More and more people are embracing a healthy lifestyle. Yet even the most stalwart health enthusiasts struggle to maintain that lifestyle when they are traveling. People usually return from business trips feeling drained and unproductive. This “Three Days of Wellness” series is meant to help you incorporate a wellness lifestyle into your travel plans—whether for business or pleasure—so you return to work feeling energized and more creative.
Traditional management structures with annual reviews, rigid work schedules and a command-and-control philosophy no longer function in today’s workplace. Only 33% of full-time employees in the United States are engaged at work, according to the 2017 Gallup report, “State of the American Workforce.” The majority of employees (51%) are indifferent. They show up and do their job, but they are not going above and beyond to improve the company. Whereas, 16% of employees are “actively disengaged,” meaning they hate going to work and are probably disrupting your employees and sucking the morale out of the business.