What is Workplace Culture? Workplace organizational culture is defined as the attitudes, values, and beliefs that shape the workplace environment. The culture or these “unwritten rules” can impact employee morale, productivity and health. It plays a key role in predicting workplace satisfaction and stress levels and provides the foundation for workplace health. One of the most often neglected areas of workplace culture. is the social support that is given and received in our teams. It is seen as an ‘extra’, a social nicety, or something to focus on if you have time. With more people living alone or separate from extended family and friends, it is critical that we are as diligent about our social well being as we are about our physical well being. So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Social Wellness Month: July is Social Wellness Month and it reminds us that we need to reach out to others and build stronger social ties with co-workers, family and friends. Social connection provided by friends and colleagues may ward off depression, boost self-esteem, and provide support, along with fewer cardiovascular problems and immune problems, and lower levels of cortisol. People with strong social connections feel more relaxed and at peace, which is related to better health and a better bottom-line. Workplace celebrations are an important part of social wellness and can range from monthly birthday parties to rewards for team accomplishments. It’s about making connections and knowing that you’re a part of something bigger than yourself. If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app. Looking for more ways to build your resiliency, take my free on-line resiliency test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab.