NEED A WORKPLACE WELLBEING STRATEGY THAT’S DIRECTLY LINKED TO YOUR BUSINESS GOALS?
If you’re like most employers these days, you’re struggling with one or more these:
You’ve probably tried a few workplace wellbeing programs to solve these problems too. Maybe you’ve tried lunchtime yoga classes, standing desks, corporate massage, free flu shots, stress management seminars, & more. But all they did was put a bandaid over the problem with hardly any measurable improvement. It is definitely possible to get results from workplace wellbeing & achieve your business goals. In fact, research shows that financial performance increases more than 2.5x when health & wellness is encouraged.
The problem is that most companies are approaching wellness the wrong way.
We’ve worked with dozens of organisations across a diverse range of industries including health & aged care, retail, transport & logistics, telecommunications, utilities, mining & resources & government agencies. But no matter what industry they’re in, they tend to make these 6 common mistakes when it comes to workplace wellness. Do you make these mistakes too?
MISTAKE #1: THEY FAIL TO CONVINCE THE “C-SUITE”
A successful wellness strategy starts in the “C-suite.” Research shows that C-suite executives who support their wellness programs achieve higher value & get higher rates of participation from their employees. Leaders that get results from their wellbeing efforts integrate health & wellbeing into the company’s overall vision & purpose. That can only happen with support from the “C-suite.”
MISTAKE #2: THEY TOTALLY MISS THE MARK
Our health & wellness behaviours can only be understood, & changed, in context. You need to look at the whole context to make sure you won’t miss the mark. We don’t want your organisation to be the one that has a culture of working long hours, but then encourages staff to attend a stress management seminar. We want to align your work environment, policies & culture with the wellness initiatives that you conduct, so they’re meaningful & deliberate.
MISTAKE #3: THEY ADOPT A SCATTERGUN OR ‘TICK THE BOX’ APPROACH
Standing desks, free flu shots, lunchtime boot camps & gym memberships are all nice things to have at work. But how are they tied to your business goals? It’s very common for companies not to know why they’ve launched these particular wellness activities, except that they “should” do wellness. Scattergun approaches don’t work. You need a strategy.
MISTAKE #4: THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A ‘QUICK FIX’
Your health, safety & productivity issues developed over time. They’re a result of a complex mix of your company’s cultural, policy, environmental & individual problems. Something that complex can’t be solved overnight. Random acts of wellness are a waste of your time & money. Getting real, meaningful results requires a long term commitment to build a culture of health & wellness in your company.
MISTAKE #5: THEY DON’T BUILD CAPACITY IN-HOUSE TO DRIVE THE STRATEGY
Having a customised wellness strategy is great. But it only solves half the problem. You need a team that can action your strategy, so that it delivers its intended results. The challenge is that wellness is often tacked on to the health & safety or human resource officer’s job description. They typically don’t receive professional wellness training & are left feeling their way in the dark with little guidance.
MISTAKE #6: THEY FAIL TO MEASURE THE IMPACT & VALUE OF THEIR INVESTMENT
Evaluation is critical to getting results for your wellness strategy. Yet only 12% of Australian workplaces measure the overall return on investment on their workplace health & wellness program. You need to clearly articulate your wellness objectives & be able to measure success in order to get the executive level buy-in & resources required for effective implementation. Measuring the impact also helps tweak your strategy to ensure results.
WE BUILD A WORKPLACE WELLBEING CULTURE & STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK,
SO THAT IT BECOMES ‘BUSINESS AS USUAL’
The key to measurable success is a systematic approach to wellbeing. It all comes down to how your strategy is designed & executed. That’s why we take our clients through our proven 6-step Wellness Blueprint™ framework. It’s designed to support & protect your greatest asset – your people – over the long term.
We create a long term workplace wellness strategy for you & make sure that your team has the skills & ability to drive the strategy forward. Our goal is for your wellness strategy to be sustainable without us.
HERE’S 3 WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT
Revolution 12 MONTH PACKAGE
This package is designed to completely revolutionise the way you approach workplace wellbeing.
We consolidate what’s already working for you & find new opportunities to increase your results.
As your trusted partner, we will:
- Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to discover your needs, risks & priorities, & what is or is not already working for you in the wellbeing space
- Customise a targeted, results-oriented wellbeing strategy that is unique to your business
- Educate & empower your key stakeholders to drive the strategy with our accredited training programs
- Monitor & review the impact & effectiveness of the strategy at key checkpoints to make sure you’re getting the desired results
- Develop the capability of your in-house Wellness Coordinator, so that progress towards your wellbeing goals continues long after our partnership has ended.
This is perfect for your company if you need a turnkey wellness solution.
We are the only wellness company that offers 12 months of support.
We help you build a wellness culture & strategic framework so that it be comes ‘business as usual.’ After 12 months together, you can expect your team to have the skills to continue managing your wellness strategy without us. Or, you may choose to seek future support from us, where needed.
Momentum 3 MONTH PACKAGE
You’ll benefit from:
- A summary report and recommendations for developing a targeted, results-oriented wellbeing strategy that is unique to your business
- A 30 minute briefing to senior management to walk you through the key recommendations and help you determine the next steps
- A 1 hour follow up coaching and accountability session with your Wellness Coordinator and/or other key stakeholder, so that you get support determining suitable next steps that align with your goals
This is perfect for your company if you’re just beginning your wellness journey and want to ensure you take a strategic approach that’s aligned to your business goals, or wanting to overhaul your existing strategy.
Kickstarter 3 HOUR SESSION
Not sure if you really need to invest in wellness yet or don’t know where to start? You don’t need to figure that out alone. The Kickstarter package will help you determine the business case for investing in health & wellbeing.
We’ll meet with you & up to 8 key stakeholders for an intensive 3 hour session to diagnose any workplace wellbeing problems you may have & develop recommendations on how to address them.
This is perfect for you if you’re seeing workplace wellbeing “red flags” & don’t know what to do about it. We’ll answer that question for you.
Afterwards, you’ll get:
- An outline of the business case for investment, including key recommendations
- A 30 minute briefing to senior management to walk you through the key recommendations & help you determine the next steps
- A 1 hour coaching & accountability session with your Wellness Coordinator &/or other key stakeholder 6 weeks later, so that you get support determining suitable next steps that align with your goals
- A recording of our coaching & accountability session to listen back to in future, so that you’re not left on your own.
“Really good discussion in the space of where we need to go
& what we do next”
Wellness Designs develops & implements wellness strategies linked directly to your business needs
Katrina redefined our understanding of corporate wellness. She implemented a comprehensive program that clearly demonstrated a real & positive impact on both individual & organisational wellness. Katrina integrated wellness into the culture of the organisation & proved that a well-designed program provides a real return on investment with measurable outcomes. Her enthusiasm & professionalism is infectious. Wellness Designs has the ability to incorporate wellness into existing Human Resources Management systems or develop & implement strategies linked directly to your business needs.
MICHELLE KANE, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, GREENSLOPES PRIVATE HOSPITAL (2000-2005)
Katrina’s advice, support & knowledge in the field of health & wellbeing was invaluable
As part of the Tasmanian Government’s Healthy@Work initiative, our department took the opportunity to refresh our health & wellbeing program – GLOW (Great Life Options @ Work) – to be one that was strategic in nature, driven by need & that engaged our target employees. Katrina’s advice, support & knowledge in the field of health & wellbeing was invaluable in the redevelopment of our health & wellbeing program.
DAMIEN GRAVE, SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, TASMANIAN DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PREVIOUSLY)
WE HAVE ALIGNED TO THE ORGANISATION’S VALUES
…(we gained most from the strategic health & wellness planning workshop) clarity & confirmation that what we were planning is on track & that we have aligned to the organisation’s values.
MAJELLA DUNNE, HEALTH MANAGER, QUEENSLAND URBAN UTILITIES (PREVIOUSLY)
We pride ourselves on working collaboratively & developing a deep understanding of your business, so that we can deliver results.
We’re very confident that you will see a marked improvement in your health & wellness approach when we work together.
But if you’re not satisfied with your experience with Wellness Designs in the first 30 days, we’ll issue a prompt & full refund.
There’s only ONE condition: Please tell us the main reason you weren’t happy with the experience, so that we have a chance to make it better.
WANT MEASURABLE RESULTS FROM YOUR WELLBEING INVESTMENT?