Related Resources: EPIC: Corporate Synergies’ Lifestyle Management Tool
Welcome to another edition of the WellnessMINUTE. I’m Gary Cassidy. Today, we begin discussing the key elements of your health & wellness strategy that can impact your participants’ engagement. Strategy focuses on your tone, understanding your population, your timing and outcomes.
A wellness program’s positive outcome is the result of having an established long-term strategic vision with a system in place to track metrics year over year. Just as important, a positive outcome is also the result of creating and communicating the vision of your health & wellness program to your participants.
Outcomes, in and of themselves, are neither positive or negative. They just are. As an employer you goal should be to drive the right outcomes. You can accomplish this by not just focusing on compliance, but also creating a catalyst for personal growth and a culture of health and well-being.
Compliant employees only deliver the bare minimum…and nothing more. And they may be doing it begrudgingly and resentfully in the process. Ask yourself:
- They completed a walking program; but did they continue to be active?
- The went to a healthy cooking demonstration; but did they start to cook and eat healthier?
Anyone can comply and go through the motions, but that does not necessarily mean they’re fully engaged? What we really need is to cultivate participants who are engaged, motivated and willing to put in the effort not just for an incentive, but also for their personal health and well-being.
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