Sunday, December 18, 2016

Employee Wellness Newsletter Articles Must Focus on Productivity to Keep Management's Attention

Teach employees how to problem solve with your newsletter or choose other topics that relate directly to productivity. If you do not educate employees about setting goals, resolving conflicts, or maximizing productivity, your newsletter will eventually experience loss of interest by management. Your readership has many needs, and so employees may not stop reading the newsletter, but management will lose interest. This topic on how to be a problem solver is the sort of article title that management will pick up your newsletter to read. If these sort of articles don't exist, they will lose interest. Do let that happen. Meet management's needs with your newsletter because they will eventually stop funding it or maybe you.

So here some simple conceptual concept on helping employees become good problem solvers.You can drop a problem in your boss’s lap and let him or her figure it out, or you can be a solution-oriented employee. Here’s how to be the latter and win your boss’s heart: 1) Identify the issues associated with the problem needing attention. 2) Ask why these issues exist. This “why” is generally the problem, but asking why again often leads to a more defined root cause. 3) Seek information
and reactions about the problem from those most affected by it. 4) Formulate possible solutions, reflecting on the information gathered in #3. 5) Consider the pros and cons of each potential solution. 6) Make a selection, write it down, and present it along with the problem.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Workplace Relationships: Your Most Important Topic of Employee Newsletters and Workplace Wellness Newsletters

Workplace relationships are the most important topic you can discuss in your workplace wellness newsletter or employee newsletter. Corporate health demands effective relationships otherwise it is all for naught--the mission and goal of the organization is down the tubes.

Workplace relationships fall into four key categories, all of which can be subdivided into further interesting topics. Once you have these sub-divisions, it becomes much easier to write specifically with actionable information that employees can use to improve harmony around them, manage stress more effectively, and add to their increased productivity. Of course, this is the bottom line for the organization--productivity and increased financial viability and stability.

Avoiding workplace relationship development and improving relationship articles in your in-house publication (employee or workplace wellness newsletter) will cause you to lose readership and undermine the value of your efforts. Indeed, this topic is the one most desired by employees and the one topic they will remember seeing the most. It's all about relationships--relationships are our life. It's very simple..

Workplace employee newsletter articles associated with relationship improvement include: employee to employee; employee to supervisor; employee to organization; and, employee to customer. Here is how to subdivide these topics: 1) Go to 2) Type any of these categories in this way "employee relationships with employees" into the search bar. Wallah! See the ideas. Start looking at content. You will get many ideas for sub-division. Do not lift copy because this information is copyrighted. Instead look for ideas. For example, "employee relationships with fellow workers who are about to be fired."

Write these words down on a piece of paper next to your desk. What, Why, Who, When, Which, How, Value, Benefit, and What to Do Next. Next, attempt to formulate open ended questions about these topics and arrange them in order. Example: What issues are associated with employees who about to be fired with those who are not? Why is it important to know about these issues and how to deal with them. What is the risk or risks to the organization of not focusing on helping educating employees about this topic. Notice how the broad case for employee workplace communication underlies all of these topics.

Complete the process with who, when, which, etc. Google each phrase for further content ideas. Re-write content ideas, not content. Use your own words and your life experience. Place thing sinthe proper order and your article is done. Now trim it for size to fit the space you are allowed in your newsletter. I 100% guarantee that you can cut a 200 word article to 100 words if needed. Simply throw out what is wordy, redundant, or interesting but not directly associated with the workplace wellness article topic. I would suggest you write about workplace relationships in every newsletter for wellness that you issue and distribute to employees. We will discuss employee relationships with the boss and performance reviews in the next post.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

12 Topic Ideas for Your Employee Newsletter (So You Avoid the Sweat of Article Ideas)

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There are 12 topics to consider in your employee newsletter. If you keep these handy you can google these 12 key words and find content ideas for your newsletter. These topics include:

#1: Workplace Relationships

#2: Worker Productivity

#3: Family, Home, and Community

#4: Personal Fitness

#5: Personal Effectiveness & Goal Attainment

#6: Team Building and Productivity

#7: Mental & Physical Health Education

#8: Hot Health Topics

#9: Stress Management Tips

#10: EAP Education for Employees

#11: Workplace Safety and Injury Prevention

#12: Customer Service Issues for Employees

If you are like most employees assigned to do the newsletter, you start out with a staring at a blank page. You want to avoid doing this because you are a like a deer staring into the headlights of an oncoming automobile, and your newsletter will run you over. So, best to have these categories above. Can you determine how each of them is unique. Visit this blog over the coming weeks. I am going to expand on each one, and subdivide them further into about 10 concepts each. You will then have 10 x 120 ideas, and from there we can nuance farther. Thanks for visiting. Feel free to print this brochure to learn more about what we do.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Generating Story Ideas from YouTube

YouTube -- there is no topic unaddressed in YouTube. Billions of videos hit everything under the sun, and you can use this resource to get article ideas. Here's how. Let's suppose that your company has a problem with drugs and alcohol on the job and you want to write an article on reasonable suspicion training. You simply go to YouTube and what a video like the one below.

with too many people throwing away recyclables. (I just made this problem instantly off the top of my head.) And let's suppose you want to write an article about it. Here is what you do.
As you watch this video, think "what, why, where, who, when, how" and what is missing, what is different, and you will spot an article idea in your mind. It will pop up. This is how stop writer's block.

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