The Pillars of an Effective Workplace Wellness Program
Join me over the next few days as we journey through the six strong pillars that support the success of wellness programs. If these pillars are well constructed, any size organisation could implement a well run wellness program.
The six pillars, a quick summary.
1. Multilevel leadership
Once again, this is applicable even to a small company with a flat structure. As long as senior leadership and at least a wellness champion or people with wellness roles in their job-description are passionate about wellness, persistent and persuasive.
Wellness programs aren't a once-off event, it has to align with the company's identity and aspirations, PS! cultural shifts take time.
3. Scope, relevance and quality
Wellness programs need to engage staff and just be downright fun or competitive for others, or else staff won't participate.
Convenience matters, its that simple.
Internal & external collaborations each have their own benefits i.e. external collaboration in South Africa could lead to increased business with small businesses being brought on as active vendors.
The delivery of the wellness message is key to having the desired outcome.
source: HBR: what's the hard return on employee wellness programs? 2010