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Tip of the Week: Framework for Workplace Well-Being

March 4, 2024, The Association

The U.S. Surgeon General recently released their five essential components to support workplaces as engines of well-being

Right now there are more than 160 million people in the United States workforce, with the average full-time worker spending about half of their waking life at work. And when you consider that 84 percent of US workers reported that their workplace conditions had contributed to at least one mental health challenge, it’s important to do all we can to invest in employees’ mental health.

As you create a plan to strengthen your existing resources and culture, you may want to consider the U.S. Surgeon General’s five essential components of workplace well-being. Released recently as part of The Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being, the Five Essentials are:

  • Protection from Harm
  • Connection & Community
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Mattering at Work
  • Work-Life Harmony

You can dig into the details of each of these at the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Workplace Well-Being website.

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