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6 Keys to Cultivating a Healthy Work Culture Here are six values that I use to cultivate a healthy culture in the workplace.

By Justin A Staples

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"I would never work this hard for money," Chuck said as he wiped the sweat from his brow. He was in the middle of an exhausting, week-long service trip. He was using his construction skill set, caring for neighbors in need and doing it all with others who were highly motivated to look beyond themselves.

No one made a dime. But some elderly folks on a fixed income were given a ramp to get into their home. A teachers' lounge in a poor, urban area was renovated. A disabled man was gifted a day on the lake fishing with new friends.

Why do people who volunteer report being 42% happier than those who don't? Many factors exist that are worth considering, exploring and implementing. Is it possible that the ethos of happy volunteerism could be cultivated in a healthy workplace environment?

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