An executive wellness program is an employers' approach towards achieving a healthy workplace by incorporating various health activities within the daily work schedule to promote their employees' wellbeing. The benefits of an executive wellness program are manifold.
89% of workers at companies that support well-being efforts and most probably these kinds of programs are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work.
Successful businesses and organizations bought into the concept of employee wellness long ago. The benefits of these programs include improved productivity, morale, retention demonstrating the importance of this investment. In fact, a recent survey found 84% of large employers – those with more than 200 employees – offered their staff workplace wellness programs of some kind.
Getting an effective wellness program developed and launched is no easy task. It often requires a culture shift within the organization – a new emphasis on health and wellness that must be expressed and “lived” from top to bottom in the company.
Effective wellness programs aren’t just standalone projects. Their goals must be sewn into the company’s policies, programs and procedures – even the organization’s behaviors. The best way to ensure a wellness program’s success is with buy-in from the entry level worker to the executive suite.