We are currently helping the City of Dallas to launch its new wellness program. Under City Manager Mary Suhm’s leadership, the City is always a group to watch when predicting the future of employee engagement and education.
Working with Unitedhealthcare, Colonial Life, and Aflac, The Blue Ocean is working on an integrated solution to reach the City’s employees.
I first met Zig Ziglar back in seventh grade, in a class titled “I Can.” Over the years, I attended his sunday school class many times at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Through his books, lessons, and conversations, he mentored me in becoming a man, and helped me to hone my business skills.
My strongest memory of Zig was made during a visit to his house. I was fortunate to spend a couple of hours with him, laughing and absorbing his riveting stories on life and business.
I recall how he occasionally grasped my shoulder, whenever the conversation needed a little encouragement.
Zig just had a knack for making you feel special. My favorite quote from him: “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
We will truly miss this special salesman from Yazoo City, Mississippi.
We’ve really been working hard on our latest endeavor, The Benefits Experience. Below are some pictures from filming. You can see more on Flickr : The Benefits Experience.
This weekend we came across an article titled “Chicago Pushing ‘Wellness’ Programs On Its Employees.” This quote grabbed me:
“Continued engagement is critical for driving improved health and wellness outcomes—that’s why the Chicago Lives Healthy wellness program requires ongoing interaction from all participants.”
Critical engagement and ongoing interaction are key components of any program, within any industry or company. Our products, including The Benefits Experience and other learning programs, focus on employee engagement. Using an “Engage. Educate. Execute.” framework, we’ve found increases in both employee retention and profits.
More information: Chicago Lives Healthy Wellness Program.
The Blue Ocean recently held a Roundtable with some of the brightest men and women in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Their focus of discussion: everyday business challenges in learning and company culture.
Utilizing real world scenarios, applications, and exercises, the executives dialogued on ways to enhance learning in an updated, fast-paced, and memorable style.
Attendees also discussed the power of video and learning portals, similar to TRtv, which significantly aid in communicating a company’s culture. Roundtable members included Dr. Raymund King, chairman of Raymund King Law; Patrick Esquirre, founder of La Madeleine; Tim Kraft, general manager of Dewberry; and many directors from the City of Dallas, the City of Irving, and Collin County.