2016 Refreshed Business of the Year

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Workforce Development, Inc.
www.workforcedevelopmentinc.org
https://www.facebook.com/AustinWorkforceDevelopment

Congratulations to Mike Postsma and the team at Workforce Development, Inc. on receiving the 2016 Refreshed Business of the Year at the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce! Mike is pictured here with our Mower Refreshed intern and Healthier Choices Team Facilitator, Deb Smith.

The folks at Workforce Development, Inc in Austin, MN have done an amazing job on creating a culture of wellbeing with limited resources. We’re excited to celebrate worksites who are making wellness about more than programs and doing the work of shifting environments, making healthy living at work easier and more accessible!

You guys inspire us!

Join us! April 27th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Friday, April 15th, 2016

WHEN:Lunch and Learn
April 27th, 2016
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Austin Public Library
323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN

FOCUS TOPIC:
Inspiring your Employees to Thrive

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Is Your Wellness Program Asking Powerful Questions?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

“A friend” wants to lose some weight, kick the late night snack habit, stop over spending or quit smoking…the next part of the conversation typically plays out something like this: “There’s a great program for you” and likely there will be an App as a companion resource.

Historically, the pattern in health-focused organizations has been: there’s a problem, here’s a program. What we’ve learned in the past twenty plus years is that programs have start and stop points by design. It’s not bad, it just is.   Programs aren’t by nature designed to be sustained over a lifetime. It’s not a surprise then that a large majority of people seeking to adapt a behavior and enter a program will start a new habit but then stop after a period of time solely due to the design of programs.

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Celebrating Wellness in the Workplace

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Refreshed Business of the YearMower County has a tremendous variety of commerce that offers not only employment opportunities but also an opportunity to impact the health of our county’s workforce and their families.

Mower Refreshed is proud to reveal a platform to celebrate and promote businesses that are taking simple steps to encourage a healthier workforce.  At the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting in 2013, Mower Refreshed will present the first “Refreshed Business of the Year” (RBY) award.

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Effective Expectations In 2013

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

A new calendar year offers opportunity to evaluate progress and consider expectations for the coming months.

Whether it’s your business, service group or personal life, developing clear expectations increases the probability of success. Expectations that are communicated with the intent to equip and educate rather than intimidate or create fear will increase even more the likelihood of success for your business, service group or your personal goals.

With health we often set expectations for ourselves and neglect to equip and educate.  We focus on the negative that might happened (intimidation/fear) if we don’t change a behavior rather than the positive outcomes of the changed behavior (empowerment/opportunities). These shortcuts tend to lead us to frustrating and nonproductive outcomes both with work and personal goals.

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