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Work Place Welness Guide

Work Place Welness Guide

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Published by: Murthy Katari on Oct 26, 2011
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Executive Summary..............................................................................................................51.0Background, Aims, and Methodology........................................................................101.1Aims.....................................................................................................................101.2Methodology.........................................................................................................101.2.1Terms Used...................................................................................................112.0Workplace Wellness – Context Setting......................................................................122.1Wellness Defined..................................................................................................122.2Workplace Health Promotion (WHP)......................................................................122.3Impact of Chronic Disease.....................................................................................162.4The Workplace as an Avenue to Promote Wellness...............................................183.0Benefits of Workplace Wellness................................................................................223.1Employer Benefits of Workplace Wellness.............................................................223.1.1Positive Changes as a Result of WHP Interventions.......................................223.1.2Financial Benefits...........................................................................................243.1.3Psychosocial Benefits....................................................................................253.1.4Specific Benefits of WHP Supportive of Breastfeeding....................................263.2Employee Benefits of WHP Programmes...............................................................273.3Community Benefits of Workplace Wellness..........................................................303.4Potential Costs of Ignoring Workplace Wellness....................................................304.0Implementation Lifecycle of a Wellness Programme..................................................334.1Needs Assessment...............................................................................................334.2Programme Design...............................................................................................354.3Creation of a Support system................................................................................394.4.Implementation.....................................................................................................414.4.1Employee Engagement..................................................................................414.4.2Communication Strategy – Promoting Workplace Wellness............................44
 
34.4.3Incentives and Rewards.................................................................................474.5Evaluation and Monitoring.....................................................................................484.5.1Baseline Measures.........................................................................................484.5.2Data Management..........................................................................................494.5.3Ongoing Measurement...................................................................................505.0A Workplace Wellness Framework............................................................................515.1Leadership............................................................................................................525.2Culture..................................................................................................................525.2.1Align Wellness and Business Goals................................................................525.2.2Environment and Culture................................................................................545.3People..................................................................................................................565.3.1Targeted Interventions...................................................................................565.3.2Incentives for Participation and Achievement..................................................575.3.3Communication..............................................................................................585.4Processes.............................................................................................................595.4.1Collaborative Partnerships.............................................................................595.4.2Establishing Evaluation and Monitoring Programmes......................................606.0Effective WHP Interventions/Programmes.................................................................626.1.Successful Components of WHP Interventions/Programmes.................................626.2Examples of Effective Wellness Interventions........................................................706.2.1Physical Activity.............................................................................................706.2.2Healthy Eating................................................................................................766.2.3Supporting Breastfeeding in the Workplace....................................................817.0Challenges and Gaps...............................................................................................857.1Topic Related Challenges......................................................................................857.2Getting Organisational Buy-in................................................................................857.3Embedding a Culture of Health in Employees Social Context.................................867.4Wellness Needs of Employees from Different Ethnic Groups.................................867.5Wellness Needs of Employees with a Disability.....................................................87

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