Tackling Workplace Toxicity: Lessons From Big Tobacco

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When it comes to toxic workplaces, setting priorities is the first step. But real change comes from designing habits the right way and building systems to support them.

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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