IGNITE A THRIVING AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Does your company value health and well-being?
Is your company culture helping or hindering the expression of those values?
Culture focuses on three areas of the workplace:
Vision and values
People and practices
Environment and atmosphere
When all three areas work together, you develop an incredible workplace culture of wellness that can transform the health and well-being of your workers and your company's productivity and results.
Many traditional workplace wellness programs haven't provided a statistically significant improvement in the health of people. Many companies also haven't seen a return on investment for the wellness programs they provide.
Because most workplace wellness programs haven't connected the vision and value of health and well-being with the people, practices, environment, and atmosphere to help their company live and work in a framework of lifestyle wellness.
If your company culture isn't helping your workers develop lifestyle wellness through lasting behavioral change, chances are it is adding to your health-care costs AND making your workers less well.
Consider these alarming 2018 statistics:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a third (33.2%) of Americans have hypertension.
More than 100 million people are living with diabetes - 30 million with Type 1 or 2 and over 84 million with pre-diabetes.
Over eleven percent (11.5%) of Americans have been diagnosed with heart disease which is ranked as the number one cause of death.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports over 78 million adults in America are obese and projections suggest that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million people) will be obese.
Companies spend over $8 Billion a year on workplace wellness programs, yet CDC research found that employees in the United States are in worse physical condition than ever.
CDC research also found that although employers have provided wellness programs that focused on diet and exercise, obesity and chronic illness levels have continued to climb.
The RAND Corporation, a research and analysis nonprofit institution, found:
Less than 50% of employees are willing to undergo clinical screenings or health risk assessments.
There was no statistically significant improvement in lowering health care costs or increasing health care use in companies supplying wellness programs.
Incentives did little to motivate health behavior changes.
About 70% of health-care costs have a direct relationship to personal behaviors.
About 74% of all healthcare costs can be attributed to four chronic health conditions - diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Do those statistics reflect your workplace? Do they support the values of health and well-being?
When your workplace culture doesn't function in a way that supports health and wellness values, it doesn't matter what wellness programs you provide.
Now consider stress and the workplace and its influence on health and well-being.
A burnout culture filled with a mounting workload, lack of support, organizational politics, and no trust is a leading cause of workplace stress.
Workplace stress has adverse effects on mental health as well as an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. Stressed and burned-out workers are also more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors.
The Mayo Clinic highlights the significant influence of stress on the body, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When left unchecked it contributes to many health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
According to a 2015 American Psychological Association finding, adults in the United States average a stress level of 5.1 on a scale of 1 to 10.
A StressPulse Survey found the following to be the main causes of stress in the workplace:
6% - Lack of job security
20% - Juggling work/personal lives
28% - People issues
46% - Workload
Creating a culture of wellness begins at orientation and carries through each department meeting and company-sponsored event you lead.
You can create a healthy and thriving workplace that not only helps your team live healthy and whole lives but also increases work productivity, creativity, and quality while improving company profitability, morale, and company loyalty.
Wellness culture development is an emerging best practice in workplace wellness. Corporate wellness initiatives that incorporate a values-based way of working create an environment where well-being is valued, people know they are important, and lives matter more than the roles and skills they provide to the company.
A 2018 Deloitte Insights article puts the importance of employee well-being this way:
“Well-being is becoming a core responsibility of good corporate citizenship and a critical performance strategy to drive employee engagement, organizational energy, and productivity. It is also a growing expectation among the talent companies most want to recruit, access, and retain. No longer an optional or narrowly focused element of the rewards menu, well-being is now front and center as a business imperative for leading, high-performance companies.”
Brené Brown states this regarding values-based leadership:
"Living into our values is one of the four skill sets that make up daring leadership. It means that we do more than profess our values, we practice them. We walk our talk—we are clear about what we believe and hold important, and we take care that our intentions, words, thoughts, and behaviors align with those beliefs."
Are you interested in:
Promoting creativity and quality
Building trust and resiliency
Boosting morale and loyalty
Reducing health care costs
If you are, we have tools and strategic solutions to help your company assess your company culture and make necessary changes to create a healthier, safer, and more wellness-conscious organization through values-based leadership.
Our tools and strategic solutions will help you:
Conduct a wellness audit to identify the values and culture your company is expressing.
Provide ongoing wellness education and coaching beginning at orientation and carrying through each gathering or training you conduct.
Clarify your company's wellness-focused vision and business values.
Determine the best ways to provide lifestyle wellness support to your employees to help them identify and mitigate stressors and health barriers.
Workplace Wellness Culture Promotion Coaching helps you create an action plan to operate a healthy, safe, and productive company while improving your employee's personal well-being and job satisfaction at the same time.
Contact us TODAY to set up a FREE consultation to review tools and strategic solutions specifically designed to address the major health issues facing organizations today.
Create a culture of wellness using the health and wellness programs you already provide to save dollars, attract and retain employees, and develop a team that is healthy and whole.
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