- going beyond the limits of an ordinary experience
- far better or greater than what is usual
- the state of being happy
- an experience that makes you happy
Happiness is key to success in "family, business, community, and the world." While most companies' wellness programs focus solely on physical wellness we believe this is only a small part of the picture. AmeriBen believes an employee's overall happiness will be affected by the balance of the following five areas of life: social, emotional, physical, financial, and career/educational. As we attain strength in these areas, we shall achieve true "happiness."
As a company, we openly talk about the five "spokes" on the transcendental happiness wheel and give our employees opportunities to engage in various activities on a regular basis to promote that holistic health. A few of these activities include community service events, financial counseling, healthy living education and support, career and education services, and emotional support resources.
Have you ever tried to ride a bike with a flat tire? If you have, it was undoubtedly rough and an unpleasant experience. Not to mention, a journey with an unbalanced wheel usually takes additional time and effort to reach your final destination. Finding transcendental happiness means a tire full of air and a balanced wheel for a smooth ride.
This philosophy of balance has resonated with our staff over the years. One of our members recently said, "What determines the smoothness of the ride of life may not be as much about the bumpiness of the road, but more about the roundness of your wheel." A wheel with strong and long spokes forming a perfectly round circle is our goal and, as Gallup researchers have found, the workplace is where the greatest impact on these elements can occur. Why "have to" go to work, when you can "get to" go to work?