Laughter, sighs, and contentment

There are all sorts of things we can measure when assessing workplace wellness pursuits. We also need to leave room for those things that defy measurement, results and outcomes that express themselves in a contented sigh, the relaxation of worry lines, and easy laughter. These small moments matter.

Yesterday employees in a non-profit support center made textured, patterned compositions to take back to their desks for continued creativity. As they worked, they laughed and shared stories. One person said, “I feel so much better!” as she left the room. Later that day, her creation was posted in her work area.

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Erin Partridge