The No 1 key to a successful Health & Wellbeing Program is that it must start at the top at executive level.
Employees look to the executives as role models and by setting an example the executives show the way that investing in oneself and ones wellbeing will allow you to bring your best to the workplace thereby creating employee engagement in a Health & Wellbeing Program.
Once engrained at the top at executive level, healthy workplace practice filters its way down to employee’s.
This is why its imperative executives need to be involved in the Health & Wellbeing Program and that means getting involved with health checks, classes, walking groups, healthy eating seminars, etc.
When the employees see the blood, sweat, and tears of the executives right alongside of them it not only encourages them but they feel more relaxed and get to know the bosses better and this helps to build better working relationships.
Not only that but it encourages more team competitiveness and back and forth banter which creates more fun around the office.
The morale is uplifted, energetic, and cheerful and a culture of health is created within the workplace. Team spirit is at an all time high as everyone wants to be involved which creates healthier employees overall. This leads to a reduction in sick leave, a reduction in absenteeism and a reduction in the amount of money the company has to pay out in sick leave, which means more money in the business bank account.
Not only that, the employees are much more enthusiastic, energetic and happier, therefore more productive. All of this leads to more profit and better bottom line for the company.
When senior executives get involved in a workplace health program, it leads to:
Better working relationships
Moral is uplifted, energetic, and cheerful
A culture of health being created
Reduction in sick leave
Reduction in absenteeism
A higher profit margin
This is what a Health & Wellbeing Program will do for your organisation.
By becoming an employer of choice you are not only encouraging positive health and wellbeing but you are also helping your business to stand out amongst your competitors.