Behavior Change | Psychological Safety

Tackling Workplace Toxicity: Lessons From Big Tobacco

A hand opens a cage door for people who were trapped inside

The U.S. surgeon general’s office surprised the world in 1964 when it issued a report on how cigarettes were killing us – transforming the issue of smoking from “one of individual and consumer choice to one of epidemiology, public health, and risk.” So it surprised us when the  surgeon general issued a new report this year that said workplace well-being is a public health issue – and one that puts much of the onus of change on organizations. But, as we’ve learned with tobacco, a warning often isn’t enough to spur successful behavioral change. Read what actually does work, according to NLI’s David Rock and Jay Dixit in Fast Company.

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