The Human Friendly Workplace 3 – Wellness and Self-Care at Cedars-Sinai
Host: Jason Lauritsen
Guest: Mitch Martens Employee Wellness Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
Does it help to remove hierarchies and titles in order to get true buy-in? Why is emotion an important ingredient in making meaningful experiences?
“We wanted to give people the opportunity to go after their dreams.” – Mitch Martens
In today’s episode Jason interviews Mitch Martens from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. And while healthcare is a human-facing service, Mitch’s challenge was prompting the caregivers at Cedars-Sinai to look inward and focus on their own health and selves. During today’s conversation with Jason, Mitch details how he rolled out a wellness initiative that’s benefitted over 9,000 employees.
“Let’s go to the heart of our people and listen to their heart. Let’s see if we can meet them where they’re at.”
In the discussion, Mitch shares where he got the idea for his self-care, wellness initiative and why it sometimes takes a dramatic event to kick off necessary change. Listeners will learn why you sometimes just need to “let the magic happen” and the one piece of advice he would give to managers on creating a human-friendly workplace culture.
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