The word “culture” derives from a French term, which in turn derives from the Latin “colere,” which means to tend to the earth and grow, or cultivation and nurture. “It shares its etymology with a number of other words related to actively fostering growth.
Lessons learned a Hundred and Fifty Years Ago still prevalent today.
In today’s business environment, culture, and workplace community building are critical components in the pursuit of recruitment, retention, creativity, and improved productivity levels. Businesses for the past two decades have adopted numerous approaches as they attempt to achieve their objectives. Conventional strategies include open workspaces, break-out areas designed to encourage informal creative exchanges of ideas, as well as mind and body rooms. Although these new approaches have significantly changed the work environment from days of yore, they have created new opportunities for opportunistic health invasive microbes. An uncovered sneeze creates a particle spray of 40,000 droplets that are expelled at up to 200 miles an hour and can travel up to 25 feet. According to an MIT study, these droplets hang in the air for as long as ten minutes but eventually find their way to the shared surfaces we touch.
We speak a lot about culture, for most of us work, is an integral part of our everyday life. We are making the workplace an ideal catalyst for a culture of awareness. Change may be the only constant in life, yet change is seldom embraced without resistance. To diminish that resistance and build a culture of consciousness, we focus on subtle, readily embraced changes that produce direct, measurable benefits for those who have embraced the changes and for those that have-not.
More than 26 million Americans suffer from asthma, with controlled asthmatics still experience symptoms 1 to 3 times per week. Mild asthma attacks can last for several minutes or up to a few hours, with severe attacks, medical intervention is oftentimes required. In the U.S. work, related asthma is the leading lung ailment. It is estimated that 15% of the American workforce suffers from work-related asthma. According to the American Academy of Allergy & Immunology, allergies play a role in many cases of occupational asthma. This type of asthma generally develops only after months or years of exposure to a work-related substance; because your body’s immune system needs time to develop allergic antibodies or other immune responses to a particular substance. A recently completed study that began in 1989 conducted by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research analyzed data from 55,185 female, registered nurses enrolled in the U.S. Nurses’ Health Study II. The study found that nurses that atomize disinfectants for the purpose of cleaning surfaces on a weekly basis have a 32% increase risk of contracting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
We cultivate our Culture of Awareness through training, in-servicing, reinforcement of ideas, practices, and measurable results. Probative benefits advance the acceptance of our Culture of Awareness exponentially improving the benefits.
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