Coupling at Home: Cell-Being to Corporate-Being
Coupling is a skill that affects workplace wellness just as a functioning family.
Family life, roles have changed drastically over the last couple of generations.
The two most significant work trends affecting American businesses and families in recent years:
The exponential growth of two-income families
increasing levels of job stress
The #1 failure of a corporate health process is not including spouses in the process
Having one stressed-out spouse can harm couple’s work and home lives — but what about when it’s both?…and then there is coming home and dividing up in home chores, children wanting attention…..Our roles as spouses have flipped and flopped, leaving most people stunned, confused, often resentful bickering over what’s fair, and stressed beyond manageable limits.
According to statistics, most people are not happy at home:
- we know the divorce rate is over 50%
- A 2013 study found over 60% of individuals are stuck in an unhappy marriage but will not walk away for fear of financial or emotional hardship
There are going to be health consequences for both the individual, and the workplace.
The corporate happy place, needs its roots at home with functional coupling.
As always – let’s listen to the data
The 2015 UK study of “changing together” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA):
Behaviour -Change programs are more successful if they were aimed at couples rather than individuals.Couples who work together to change their unhealthy habits appear to have more successful outcomes.
At Best in Corporate Health we encourage full participation of spouses in our health processes at the same cost..the truth is for long term sustainability….health is a family affair.
If marital discord is an employee issue – we have relationship coaches to help.
We all agree how important employee health is to performance, productivity….but spousal support can be the great determinator of success or failure of a health process.
The Web of influence of the supportive partner for effective coupling:
The state of the marriage…how it affects personal performance in the workplace
Supporting each other in a healthy lifestyle..the reality of embracing healthier choices
A 2012 study conducted by Florida State University professor Wayne Hochwarter concluded:
Those who reported high levels of stress but strong spousal support — as compared to stressed-out employees without such support — experienced the following positive benefits:
•50 percent higher rates of satisfaction with their marriage;
•33 percent greater likelihood of having positive relationships with co-workers;
•30 percent lower likelihood of experiencing guilt associated with home/family neglect;
•30 percent lower likelihood of being critical of others (spouse, children) at home;
•25 percent higher rates of concentration levels at work;
•25 percent lower likelihood of experiencing fatigue at home after work;
•25 percent higher rates of satisfaction with the amount of time spent with their children;
•20 percent higher views that their careers were heading in the right direction; and
•20 percent higher level of job satisfaction.
Effective Coupling is a vital part of our Cell-Being …..
Cell-Being All the way to the Corporate – Being.