Think piece: 10 ways to jumpstart employee health programs
Once you build the gleaming gym, hire first-rate coaches and provide lucrative incentives, your company will have the perfect workplace health management program, right?
First, there is no “perfect.” Second, while you are waiting for perfect, you end up with no program—or at best, a mediocre one.
One thing is certain: There is no flawless design. “If you set your sights on the ‘perfect’ program, you set yourself up to be unsuccessful,” says Ann Wyatt. As regional vice president for HealthFitness with 25 years in the business, Ann has assessed many workplace programs. None was perfect, and the best ones don’t pretend to be.
“Precisely what works depends on the specific workplace. Even within a given company, best practices can vary by site or employee demographic,” she says.
While perfect doesn’t exist, thriving world-class programs do. “We can learn from them; that’s why it’s important to share with and learn from each other,” Ann says.
In a new Think piece, “When perfect is the enemy: 10 ways to jumpstart employee health programs,” Ann draws on her experience with successful programs and offers guidance on how to turn an OK program into a stellar one. It’s as simple as asking the right questions.
Learn the 10 questions to ask—and answer—to jumpstart your employee health programs.