Why Creating a Culture of Wellness Helps your Bottom Line
Adopt a culture of wellness within your company.
Do you think your business could use a more productive workforce? Wouldn’t it be great if your whole company adopted a culture of wellness that yields noticeable improvements in physical health and personal well-being? Most companies can benefit from the advice of a health and safety consultant.
A Health And Safety Consultant
What is a health and safety consultant? It’s a phrase that seems to be used a lot more across the pond (read: in the U.K.). However, the trend for wellness consultants is also growing right here in the United States. Basically, it’s a person who advises companies about ways to improve overall organizational health.
Remember, healthy bodies also create healthy minds. So the net effect of an excellent corporate wellness program is not only the increased physical health of your employees, but it also results in an improved corporate culture. The organizational behavior of your company will be a reflection of the improved attitudes of individual employees. What’s not to love?
You’ll not only see an intangible benefit, like a boost in employee morale, but you’ll also be implementing a strategic plan that will ultimately result in more profitability for the company. Of course, you want what’s best for your employees because that’s the right thing to do. However, you also want what’s best for your business. A corporate wellness program will boost your bottom line.
How does a wellness program improve profitability? For starters, it lowers your health care costs. If you’re offering insurance to your employees, and your employees are generally healthy, then you’ll find that in the long run, you save money on insurance premiums. Simply put, your employees won’t need to go to the doctor as often as people who are less healthy.
Healthy people are more productive.
You’ll also find other benefits associated with a wellness program. Most notably, people won’t call in sick as often. The reason for that is obvious. In general, healthy people are not subject to illnesses as often as less healthy people.
Finally, your employees will be more productive. This is not only because they’ll call in sick less often, as mentioned above, it’s also because a healthy body and a healthy attitude generally inspire a positive work ethic. To put it bluntly, healthy people will get the job done for you.
A corporate wellness program might seem like a tedious and time-consuming program to implement. However, once it’s been put in place you’ll not only be a good citizen for promoting improved health, you’ll also have a stronger, more competitive business.