Employee Wellness: Obtaining Upper Management Support

Support from management is important to building a successful wellness program! Visible management reinforcement is one of the most vital factors in the success of a worksite Employee Wellness . Management executives are responsible for making sure that the business meets its objectives. They can support additional assistance by assisting you to link your Employee Wellness  objectives to business outcomes, thereby positioning Employee Wellness  as a fundamental part of the business.

It is significant to create support and excitement for the program from all levels of the business including upper management, mid-level management, and grass-root employees.

The challenge for any Employee Wellness  coordinator is convincing management about the potential value of Employee Wellness  to the business and conceptualizing how Employee Wellness  initiatives can effect the business in a meaningful manner. The American Journal of Health Promotion is a great resource to support you with obtaining convincing information on the advantages of a Employee Wellness .

Employee Wellness  reinforcement from management can come in numerous different ways:

• Involvement in the wellness program planning process
• Distribution of funding for the wellness program
• Support for time given to the wellness program
• Participation in wellness events
• Leadership by management, such as the distribution of a letter of reinforcement for the program.
• Flexibility of employee schedules to accommodate wellness activities

(Source: http://health-fairs.org/employee-wellness-obtaining-upper-management-support/)

Richard Reid is the founder of Pinnacle Proactive, Specialising in the Employee Assistance ProgramStress ManagementStaff Retention & Absenteeism. Take a Proactive Approach to Growing Your Organisation & its People. For more info visit http://www.pinnacleproactive.com

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