Resources for Workplace Wellness
Why is workplace wellness important?
Because it improves performance, makes it sustainable, drives innovation and collaboration, reduces costs, and ultimately…it’s the decent thing to do.
A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing NZ businesses millions of dollars in lost productivity alone. The essence of a workplace wellness programme is to encourage individuals to take preventive measures and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Many employers question whether workplace wellness is worth the investment; yet the evidence tells a different story; showing the typical return on a wellness programme is $3-$6 for every $1 invested.
Workplace health promotion is an investment in a business’ most important asset, its people.
Unuhia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea te kōmako e kō?
Ui mai ki ahau, ‘He aha te mea nui o te Ao?’
Māku e kī atu,
‘He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.’
The benefits of implementing a wellness programme:
Attracting the most talented workers
Reducing absenteeism and lost time
Improving on-the-job time utilisation, decision making and productivity
Improving employee morale
Reduction in turnover
What is Workplace Wellbeing?
Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social: Having supportive workplace relationships
Financial: Earning sufficient to manage your economic life and reduce stress and increase security
Community: Liking where you work, feeling socially and psychologically safe, and having pride in your organisation and its community
Physical: Having a safe environment and maintaining good health and enough energy to get things done daily
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