Everyone wins when businesses promote wellness. Employees feel happier, more engaged and experience increased job satisfaction. Happy, healthy employees are more motivated and energized, which dramatically improves performance and productivity on the job.
Small business owners don’t have to spend a fortune to promote health and wellness at the workplace.
Smaller companies can still encourage employee wellness without instituting a robust corporate wellness program or making a massive financial investment. Try a few easy, low-cost ways to start getting healthier:
If this is your first stab at an employee wellness program, it may be helpful to see what has worked for other similar businesses. Inc.com shares a list of wellness programs that work for small businesses with practical programs that achieved real results.
Looking for a guide to get started? The Wall Street Journal offers a how-to for setting up an employee wellness plan. Remember, wellness programs and healthy initiatives should excite and motivate your staff. They should focus on encouraging participation, not threatening or punishing employees for not taking part.
Maybe you’ve come up with your own wellness program for your small business. If so, take a minute to review Entrepreneur’s five tips before you get started. A few key takeaways: focus on inclusivity and adaptability, and keep in mind there’s no real “right way,” to wellness. Your program can be as simple or robust as it needs to be.
Here’s to a happier, healthier workforce!