Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being, and Peak Human Performance.
What Wellness Programs Involve
More and more businesses are implementing workplace wellness programs and have seen that these have been a good investment. This could involve having a company gym, eating plans and fitness education. Employees play an integral part in the company and when you have healthy, fit and happy employees, it will reflect on the work they do and increase productivity in the workplace.
It’s a Team Effort
Wellness programs are not only aimed at getting employees fit, but also to create camaraderie between employers and employees. Through healthy programs, they can strengthen their relationships and work in a more fruitful way. It is also positive when there are incentives given to outstanding performers in the workplace wellness programs. This will provide something the employees can look forward to each month and they will generally perform better. Also, since the employees will be healthier, it will also decrease the days they are absent from work due to illnesses.
There are also some disadvantages of wellness programs, and the main drawback is that not all the workers will want to participate in them. This can cost the business a lot of money and it can create a negative working environment. This will make working much more difficult. On the whole, however, the creation of the programs will be positive for the company. However, before you embark on workplace wellness programs its best to do your research, and include input from your employees.
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