At The Tonic we're all about instant action to improve the health, performance and energy of everyone we work with.
So today, here are 5 ways in which any organisation can instantly improve staff engagement with wellness programmes.
1. Get people excited
Communicate the value to individuals within your business of your wellness initiatives, not the value to the organisation. Explain clearly the personal benefits they will experience if they take part.
2. Create something for everyone
A range of flexible, value for money initiative that are well subscribed is much more successful than a limited number of expensive, under-utilised interventions. Be creative with your wellbeing solutions.
3. Cultivate the desire to opt in rather than the desire to opt out
Start small and make your initiatives effective. Word will spread and everyone will want to take part. Before you know it you'll be managing a waiting list rather than spending time persuading people to come along to events
4. Keep it fresh, keep it simple.
Timing is a big part of staff adopting wellness change so make sure you send regular, consistent messages but keep the initiatives simple. Ongoing, straightforward initiatives will have a greater cumulative effect than fancy interventions that no-one understands. Think about awareness raising events and practical, useful workshops rather than complicated competitions or online surveys.
5. Appeal to groups and individuals
Think about the people and the teams within your business and target them accordingly. Some staff will prefer group initiatives, others will opt for interventions targeted at the individual. If you're not sure what people would respond to best, ask them.