I’ve been critical of what has become the norm for workplace wellness practices for some time now. But I am no more anti-workplace wellness than I am anti-children, anti-puppies, or anti-Mother Nature. How could anyone be anti-wellness? What many people in workplace wellness are starting to become is anti-clueless and pro-common sense. Think of it…
Workplace wellness needs to include adding value to people’s lives, building communities and making the world a better place to live
When was the last time you stopped to define “wellness” as it applies to what you want to accomplish for your workplace wellness program? Can you accurately and succinctly put into words what wellness means?
If you’re struggling to quickly come up with a description of wellness for your organization, you’re likely not alone. Individuals responsible for workplace wellness are often so busy trying to think up and pull off successful programs that they don’t have time to step back to make sure they have a good understanding of what wellness really should mean. And even if they have mulled over various definitions, wellness folks may not be approaching their thoughts from an important perspective: that of the participants.
You may be asking,
“Why is having the right definition of wellness so important?”