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Today it is more than a mere buzzword. Organizations are certainly taking employee wellness more seriously. And with good reason too. On the benevolent side of the tilting scale employers are concerned about rising health issues of their workforce. On the selfish end, of course, lie healthcare costs. Either way, the drivers for this trend are urgent and critical.
But do happy beginnings make for happy endings? Like the proverbial road to hell being paved with noble intentions, too many organizations trying to implement wellness programs are left wondering with the million-dollar question. Where are we going wrong in spite of our commitment?
The truth lies in understanding both the objective and the tools of execution of a good and sustainable corporate wellness program. Treat it like a tick in the box, either the tick or the box will move away from the other. Treat it like a mere band-aid, and you will find the wound actually festering inside it.
Corporate wellness is truly the culmination of many solutions that work together under one strategy. It certainly helps to appoint a wellness integrator who links purpose, knowledge, efficiency, creativity and operational excellence to do your program proud and successful.
So what are the keys to a wellness program that actually works? Here are some best practices towards developing and implementing a successful wellness program.
Preventable wellness is a complete lifestyle and behavior change. The good news is that it is a truth that both organizations and employees agree on. This gives rise to a potential commitment mentally, emotionally and on a conscience level. With this tremendous punch of unanimous goodwill, doing nothing is just not an option.