In this blog series surrounding the Surgeon General’s Framework, we will be breaking down each of the five essentials for workplace mental-health & well-being and ways you can implement the recommendations into your workplace.

To read our recommendations on other essentials here:


Last but certainly not least. The next well-being essential focuses on ensuring employees have opportunities to grow in the workplace. They need to have and experience equitable opportunities to learn, to be able to successfully perform and achieve goals. 

According to the Surgeon General’s report, there are three primary components to supporting this essential this learning to achieve growth: 

  • Offer quality training, education, and mentoring. 
  • Foster clear, equitable pathways for career advancement. 
  • Ensure relevant, reciprocal feedback. 

So, how do we begin to work towards or strengthen these elements in our workplaces? Let’s break it down. 

KGO employees during meeting

Ways to Implement in Your Workplace – Essential 5 – Opportunity for Growth

In Conclusion  

Encouraging growth should be an ongoing effort, and it’s not always an easy one. It literally takes effort. However, if we embrace the need to make sure this exists and think about it in terms of increasing the well-being of both people and the organization – it can light a little bit of fire for this to be a priority. As we recognize the importance of providing quality training, transparent career pathways, and relevant feedback, we lay the foundation for a workplace where employees not only feel valued but also see a clear path for their personal and professional success. Small, intentional steps toward growth can lead to significant positive changes in well-being, job satisfaction, and overall productivity. 

Interested in more suggestions for your workplace?

Our Strategy and Consulting team can help!