Implementing an organization-wide well-being initiative is an exciting decision. You have the opportunity to shape an employee’s experience in a way that inspires them to adopt positive lifestyle habits. It is also a time to be thoughtful about foundational principles, key stakeholders, and elements of design that will make up your program.
We designed this playbook with the tools and examples to shape an initiative that is built to last. While well-being programs will evolve over time, if you lay a firm foundation in the beginning (or even after years of providing well-being offerings), you will be well on your way to creating a culture of health.
A whole person health well-being initiative is mission critical for business. We believe if you support the whole person with a comprehensive, smart, and data-driven strategy, it gets results. According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, “There has been a shift to a comprehensive approach to better raise the overall health and well-being of the employee so that they can do their best work. A comprehensive approach includes strategies and interventions that work together to provide the best possible framework to minimize risks and maximize health outcomes for all employees.”
A whole person approach, including managing chronic illness, remains one of the most viable strategies for reducing employers’ healthcare and disability costs and should be a part of any comprehensive well-being initiative.