4 Keys to an Effective Corporate Wellness Program
For years now, a growing number of corporate leaders have recognized the importance of wellness programs in the workplace. These programs can attract the best talent and help to retain them. They also provide valuable coping tools for those feeling stress, fatigue, or anxiety. But how do you know which wellness programs have the best approach?
In “Corporate Wellness Programs: Linking Employee and Organizational Health” edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen, four leadership principles are noted as the foundation for a successful corporate wellness program:
Defining health in a way that includes worker well-being
Creating a supportive workplace environment
Offering prevention-focused health education
Providing rewards for healthy employee behaviors
For employees to be efficient and engaged at work, it is important that they feel good in their bodies, are rewarded sufficiently for their work, feel satisfied with their work-life balance and aren't burdened by undue stress. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association noted that more than 1/3 of American workers complain of chronic workplace stress, low pay, heavy workloads, and no opportunities for advancement.
Wellness at Work provides a variety of class options that check the boxes noted in this well-recognized study. Through meditation, breathing and simple yoga exercises, participants enjoy a work environment that supports a healthy body, mind, and spirit. In fact, our participants often note life-changing transitions in stress, anxiety and overall feelings of well-being after just a few sessions.
To find out how to introduce wellness training at your workplace, contact us today: www.wellnessatwork.nyc/contact