What sets a program up for failure? Unsuccessful Workplace Wellness Programs have some common characteristics, that those who are initiating wellness in their own organization, can learn from.
Excellent Programs often fail because:
- They don’t have true commitment from all levels of management
- They are not accepted by the employees that they are designed to serve
- They don’t get the resources they need to continue
- They don’t address the most important health and wellness issues
- They may not be effective interventions to address the specific issues
To ensure that wellness programming efforts are successful:
- Learn as much as you can about the situation: environment, the people and their issues
- Find out about their health needs: facts, opinions and resources
- Gain acceptance: from employees, unions and from all levels of management
(Source Health Canada)
Does your company have buy-in from all levels?
Is it important to your decision makers?
Are you measuring ROI?
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