What Does “Wellness” Look Like?

Most of the world’s 3.4 billion workers are unwell, whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or economically, as shown in the statistics below.

The Global Wellness Institute states the following:

It is estimated that accidents, occupational diseases, and other work-related health problems cost about 5% of global GDP. Little wonder, then, that wellness programmes are springing up anywhere and everywhere.

But, what IS wellness? And, more importantly, what does wellness in the workplace look like?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides a useful definition:
A healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace…“.

WHO also has a great “model for action”, which could be useful if you are trying to decide how wellness might be integrated into your business planning, here.

If you’re struggling to understand your obligations as an employer, or to understand what a wellness programme is and how to implement it within your workplace, contact the team at Working Wise today.

We can provide information, support, and help you to put plans and processes in place to help you manage your, and your employees, health at work. You can phone us on 04 499 0710, or complete our online contact form.

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