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Why Enhancing Workplace Wellbeing is Important
November 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Mamathaa Hemanth
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Well-being programs are ever-increasing in importance all around the world. They started out as employee perks for employees in large corporations and were in fact also known as corporate fitness programs. Nowadays, well-being programs are common among both medium and small-sized businesses. Well-being programs are now regularly part of a company benefits package.

When monitored properly, well-being programs give employees incentives, tools, social support, privacy, and strategies to adopt and maintain sustainable, healthy practices. Most firms provide a lot of help to their employees to focus on improving their mental health. 

Here are Some of the Greatest Perks that come from Enhancing Workplace Wellbeing

1. Healthy Sustainable Practices

2. Lowering Health Risks

3. Sustaining Employee Morale

4. Reducing Absenteeism

1. Healthy Sustainable Practices

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It is seen that well-being programs improve employee health behaviors. The core of every good well-being program is behavioral change. With the proper education, skills, motivation, skills/tools, and social support, people change behaviors. These programs help people adopt and maintain healthy behaviors in sustainable ways. This is perhaps the biggest benefit of having a well-being program.

Well-being Programs are also seen to reduce Elevated Health Risks. The foundation of any good well-being program is supposed to be focused on helping employees adopt healthy behaviors. Elevated blood glucose, high blood cholesterol, and high blood pressure are almost all caused by unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity. Eating and exercising are behaviors.

2. Lowering Health Risks

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Helping to lower health risks is an important part of well-being programs. There is research that concludes that enabling well-being programs may reduce elevated health risks. One particular study looked at almost 200,000 participants and showed that 5 0f 7 health risks improved after one year. These programs also reduce health care costs.

Last year it was evaluated by specialists that the impact of the WellSteps well-being program at a large firm. It was seen that after four years of the program, this worksite is actually spending less on healthcare costs than it did before the program began. For every dollar they spent on well-being they saved $3.3 per employee.

3. Sustaining Employee Morale

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Well-being Programs Build and Help Sustain High Employee Morale. When employees start to engage, communicate with each other more effectively, they feel more valued and appreciated. It was found that after three years of these programs, firms themselves want to initiate these programs as they like the way it has changed their worksite culture.

Employees are, of course, healthier but more importantly, they are happier. This is another reason that doesn’t necessarily have scientific research to back it up. But the improvements can be seen in the culture itself, the productivity goes up, customer service is outstanding, problems get solved, and people get creative. They like coming to work, they appreciate their employer, they work better with others, all under the umbrella of high employee morale.

4. Reducing Absenteeism

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Workplace Wellbeing programs also can decrease absentees. With over 50 papers that have looked at the connections between worksite well-being programs and reduced absenteeism. Worksites with well-being programs are seen to have experienced absenteeism for a variety of reasons:

  • Employees with good health behaviors tend to be less absent
  • Employees who can control their stress have lower absenteeism
  • Employees with healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose have lower absenteeism.
  • Employees who are not overweight or obese have lower absenteeism

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