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Why Some Corporate Wellness Plans Succeed and Others Fail

From the Puget Sound Business Journal: Healthier people cost less. While this is not a new concept, companies and organizations across the country are starting to see how employee health and wellness translate to their bottom line.

Many studies have shown how investing in health promotion activities will result in a decrease in benefits costs, sick leave, and absentee costs. We know the statistics and the evidence to prove them but how do we build a worksite wellness program that is right for your company and will yield the same results? Understanding and reshaping the corporate culture itself is more powerful than any program, benefit or incentive and while each situation is unique, there are a few universal strategies that can help companies achieve the best results.

  •  Know your numbers and your people
  • Integrate all company health and wellness assets
  • Determine your milestones and map out what it will take to hit them
  • Decide if you should build it or buy it
  • Build a strong pro-health culture

Read more about why some corporate wellness programs succeed while others fall short with examples and best practices from companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Wegmans Food Markets and Aetna

If you are interested in developing a successful wellness program and creating a pro-health culture within your own organization please contact Tara Hill at thill@memphisbusinessgroup.org regarding the Culture of Health initiative.

Posted by Tara Hill at 4:21 PM

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