How to evaluate if your workplace promotes flourishing: Opinion

July 20, 2021
Flourishing professionally in a position is intertwined with flourishing personally, and one must evaluate whether their workplace culture promotes flourishing and well-being, writes Brandy L Simula. Indicators that a workplace is not conducive to an employee’s wellbeing can include boundaries being ignored, expanding responsibilities without expanding support, misalignment of values and priorities, dread, harassment, being taken for granted, and having few opportunities for meaningful work. Simula notes that employees should consider whether these issues are short or long-term, spend time reflecting on the organizational culture, and consider career paths outside of academia if appropriate. Simula concludes that having an exit strategy can also help with a transition to a workplace that promotes flourishing. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)