When it comes to wellbeing strategy it's important to take an approach that is preventative in nature. Rather than waiting for problems to arise with employees' health and stress levels, current best practice is to perform a company-wide wellbeing assessment.
It's key to go to essential lifeblood of the business, the "beings" in wellbeing, those that bring businesses to life every day. An assessment gives a clear picture of what employees think of their day-to-day atmosphere and how they feel about their health (physical and mental), work-life balance and job satisfaction.
By starting with a company-wide assessment that examines the strengths, risks and opportunities of current culture, companies can quickly find out how healthy their business is, how healthy their employees are and what they think is important to lead a healthy and fulfilling life, both inside and outside of work. Armed with reliable data about the specific health needs of their most important asset, companies can easily move forward and put effective preventative solutions in place.
Employees are all unique individuals and every company has its own mission and goals. As there's no one way to "do" wellbeing in the workplace, an assessment helps avoid the frustration of spending time and money on implementing solutions that don't benefit the company or employees.
Creating a wellbeing strategy that is customized and aligned with a company's corporate culture is crucial. As each person is unique, each company is unique. By respecting company values and weaving wellbeing solutions into them, the goal of creating a healthier workplace isn't so daunting.
Once a corporate health and wellbeing strategy is implemented within the organization, measuring the success of any programs or solutions is recommended. Make sure that follow-up assessments are carried out to see that what's been put into action is working and that shifts are taking place.