Throughout recent weeks we’ve discussed in depth the benefits of occupational physiotherapy, how to measure it and how to achieve success and ROI with it as a wellness program.
For the last blog in this series we’re going to conclude with what a healthy workforce looks like once you’ve implemented, evaluated and reaped the benefits of your well-being program of choice and encompassed other elements of organisational culture.
Well-being Program Qualities
If we focus on well-being programs specifically to start, we’ve taken the below points from the CIPD report “Growing the Health and Well-being Agenda: From First Steps to Full Potential”. These are summarised to include the following attributes of what a successful well-being program looks like:
- The well-being program has formal evaluation methods in place
- The well-being program is being used by employees! (This often comes from a promotional plan of its benefits from the start)
- Targets are set and measured against in relation to key metrics such as absence rates
- One or all of these three areas are covered; health and safety, management of ill-health and prevention and promotion of ill health
Organisational and Environmental Qualities
With regard to employer and environmental qualities, the report mentions the below results of a happy workforce:
- Employees work in a values-based working environment
- Open lines of communication exist throughout the organisational hierarchy across all levels
- There is clarity and unity of organisational purpose
Lastly, let’s conclude with some cultural qualities likely to be present in an organisation with a healthy workforce.
- Culturally, a work/life balance is encouraged and the culture flexible where flexibility fits and is possible
- Compensation is fair and spans both salary and benefits
- A holistic approach is taken covering financial wellness and mental health aspects such as stress
To conclude, the CIPD summarises the above in its graphic displaying the five domains of well-being. You can find this on page 24 of the report.
- A healthy workforce encompasses both cultural and target-driven elements
- A holistic approach to well-being is best
- Data matters in achieving wider business success through well-being
We summarise more of the CIPD report mentioned in our free eGuide which you can download here.