In building a results-oriented worksite wellness program, it is essential to have an operating plan. [This is the fourth benchmark in the WELCOA model.]
The operating plan is the central document that serves as the key piece of communication as to what your program will accomplish. There are seven essential components of an exceptional operating plan.
1. A Vision/Mission Statement For The Wellness Program That Incorporates The Organization’s Core
Philosophies And What You Would Like To Accomplish
2. Specific Goals and Measurable Objectives That Are Linked To The Company’s Strategic Priorities;
3. Timelines For Implementation;
4. Roles And Responsibilities For Completion Of Objectives;
5. Itemized Budget Sufficient To Carry Out The Wellness Plan;
6. Appropriate Marketing Strategies To Effectively Promote The Wellness Plan;
7. Evaluation Procedures To Measure The Stated Goals And Objectives.
Though many have an informal Operating Plan, one of the key pieces that is often missing is the connection back to the vision and mission of the company. 58% of those who responded to the Employee Wellness Survey have not tied their wellness program into the vision and mission of the organization. [73% have not tied into vision and mission of the company from the Buffett & Company Wellness Survey]
Does your company have a wellness operating plan?
Is this plan tied to the vision and mission of the company?
Do you feel that wellness is enough of a priority within your company?
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