As Richard Branson famously said ‘ Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients."
So, I ask – are you taking care of your employees? Are they well? According to KPMG only 5% of employees are within the very healthy category, yet approximately 20% are within the very unhealthy category.
The Global Wellness Institute estimates that ‘ workforce unwellness (chronic disease, work-related injuries and illnesses, work-related stress, and employee disengagement) may cost the global economy 10–15 percent of economic output every year.'
Here’s another way to look at it. Would you like to reduce staff turnover and absenteeism and increase productivity whilst strengthening your culture? If yes, then Wellness Coaching can benefit your business.
Improve employee’s health behaviour
There are three ways to incorporate a program into your business.
This is perfect if you want your team to collaborate, communicate, and most importantly create a wellness vision together. Creating a vision in this way takes into consideration everyone’s beliefs, values, backgrounds, culture and opinions and they can then adopt new habits and create lasting change.
When working at a sustained high level of intensity it is important that workplace and lifestyle health practises are in place otherwise CEO’s or senior management could end up burnt out, stressed, injured or unwell.
A great way of combining coaching and delivering tools to your team so that they can gain more control over their wellbeing and performance at work. Your team will feel inspired, will learn how to recognise when they may be stressed or burning out and most importantly will leave with some a clear vision and goals in mind to work towards.
'Work can also be a place pf joy and satisfaction - for example, when we feel we are appreciated and understood, that we have accomplished something, or we are fulfilling our personal mission. Because the environment is social, it is also an ideal-lace to support and motivate us to develop healthy habits.'Global Wellness Institute, The Future of Wellness at Work report