With technology and our environment changing rapidly, it’s not just companies affected by this change, it’s our people too. Tackling constant disruption and growth periods can only be done by leveraging the people you need to make your company excel and differentiate – your workforce. But your employees need your help to do this. The past year and a half has taught the world that everything can change at the drop of a hat, and we have to be ready.
Companies such as Google, Alibaba and Uber have been applying an ecosystem way of thinking to their practices and business models for decades: sharing successes, cultivating an engaged and proactive workforce, and expanding their horizons in ways traditional companies never could. So why wouldn't we apply this to all our business practices, and include our employees in this model?
Considering that Aotearoa’s borders are shut and there’s a shortage of overseas workers, all successful organisations’ priorities are to make sure they get the right people in and retain them for as long as they can. Due to this, we’ve seen an uprise in organisations assessing how they can better differentiate themselves from competitors, how best to engage their staff, and keep their company morale at an all-time high.
So what exactly can you do to drive your staff to stay, motivate them to work well, whilst increasing your organisation’s productivity??
A valuable corporate wellness programme has multiple benefits profitable to the entire organisation – reducing absenteeism, increasing productivity and improving individual wellbeing, to name a few.
At the core, corporate wellness programmes are long-term plans designed to improve employees’ physical and mental health across a multitude of wellbeing areas – encouraging employees to lead healthier lifestyles, reduce stress, and encourage wider engagement with others across the organisation.
Although some organisations adopt physical activity measures such as gym memberships or group fitness classes, research has shown this is only marginally effective in influencing long-term employee engagement. See below for finer details:
- The majority of health clubs or gyms lose 50% of new members within the first 6 months.
- About 18% of surveyed participants say they go to the gym consistently.
- 88% of employers are investing in mental health, 81% in stress management, and 69% in mindfulness and meditation.
So how do you adopt an effective corporate wellness solution that truly improves employees’ wellbeing?
A personalised and engaging solution such as June365 encourages employees to look after their own physical health and inspires them to lead a more active life, in turn improving their overall wellness. The June365 Smart Deck & Digital Coach personalises workouts and encourages employees to embark on their collective wellness journeys as a team that creates a culture of wellness within your organization.
Supporting employees to lead more active lives and improve their physical wellness has direct and indirect benefits for any organisation. Incorporating a holistic solution like June365 encourages employees to make healthier and more positive behavioural decisions which in turn helps them be more productive, less stressed and engaged.
Working to create tangible value-adding experiences to improve an individual’s life will in turn create meaningful change in your business - be that your strategies, objectives or company culture.
This article provides general health and wellbeing information. It is not intended to be medical or nutritional advice specific to you. Please consult an appropriate healthcare professional, such as your GP, a registered dietitian or nutritionist for any specific concerns.