Creating a Healthy Workplace: Getting Started
Healthy workplaces reduces employees' risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, depression and a variety of other problems.
When workplaces are managed well, employees are more motivated.
Proper programming allows employees to be able to care for themselves by eating properly, maintaining a healthy bodyweight, getting enough exercise, sleep and recreation, managing stress effectively and using medications appropriately.
Steps to Create a Healthy Workplace
Creating a healthy workplace policy can be beneficial to everyone within the organization.
Presenting a business case to management often entails:
- Getting support from management & co-workers, show them that this could:
Assessing the needs of everyone within the organization
Gathering feedback regarding employee expectations
Developing a plan/policy
Putting your plan into action
Monitoring and evaluating progress
- Increase productivity
- Retain staff
- Reduce absenteeism
- Help them become a more successful organization
Toolkit for Starting a Health and Wellness Committee
- Create a Healthy Workplace
Help get your healthy workplace committee started with templates for responsibilities, agendas/minutes, ideas and checklists for committees