Creating wellness in the workplace should be part of everyone’s job. As a leader, you have a responsibility to drive wellness behaviors by leading by example and reinforcing your culture of wellness amongst all employees.
Investing in your employees well-being will return many dividends. Some clear benefits of investing in a culture of wellness are:
- Lower turnover
- Increased attraction of new employees
- Decreased absenteeism
- Decreased health disorders including lack of sleep, anxiety, depression, and obesity
- Greater employee productivity
- Higher employee engagement
A case study on wellness ROI at Johnson & Johnson, found that over a decade the wellness program had cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs, a return of $2.71 for every dollar spent on the wellness program (HBR, 2012).
Three criteria are essential for your company to progress in wellness:
- investment from leadership and setting an example
- the motivation and behavior of employees
- recognizing and rewarding those behaviors so others will follow
Creating a wellness culture in your organization starts from the inside out by recognizing, rewarding and enabling your employees for their behaviors and actions on a daily basis.
A wellness culture is developed and supported by your leadership, recognition practices, clear and consistent communication, and engaged employees.
What are you doing to ensure a commitment to wellness is embedded in the culture of your organization?
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