How creating Wellness Champions can cultivate a healthy, vibrant and high-performing workplace
Do you know how much time, money and resources you could save your organisation if wellness was at the forefront of your strategy?
FACT: Financial performance of organisations increases 2.5 times when health and wellness are encouraged.
Even if you have an employee health and wellness strategy, organisations can still face huge challenges when it comes to engaging their teams.
This may include:
> Limited resources due to lack of buy-in from senior stakeholders.
> Geographically spread or hard-to-reach workforce.
> Low levels of engagement at different levels of the organisation due to a lack of local “Champions”.
> Cultural challenges that make it hard to spread the wellness message.
But, ultimately, nothing happens until your wellness strategy is championed by “champions”!
The good news is you don’t have to go it alone.
Research and experience suggests that a successful workplace wellness strategy relies on having a team of dedicated and motivated “Wellness Champions” to help spread the message across all levels of your organisation.
The benefits are immeasurable in the short and long term because these people will transform your workplace at a grassroots level.
Having Wellness Champions will help employees and departments on all levels to:
> Understand the company’s workplace wellness strategy
> Action the available opportunities
> Provide valuable feedback and insights to guide future strategy development