About The Wellness Programme
The wellness programme offers employees a kind comprehensive health service. Wellness is defined as the state of “enhanced health and well being” and wellness programs can come in all shapes and sizes. There are generally considered to be “Six Components to Wellness”.
These steps are:
Ø Psychical – Body, Endurance, Flexibility, Strength
Ø Social – Family, Friends, Relationships
Ø Occupational – Personal and Professional Development, Worthwhile Work
Ø Intellectual – Mind, Creativity, Knowledge
Ø Spiritual – Values, Purpose, Religion, Intuition
Ø Emotional – Feelings, Self Esteem, coping with stress
The programme could include more than one of these wellness components.
Steps to a successful Wellness Programme:
Ø Someone who has a good character and will be respected by all should be chosen to be the leader.
Ø Set up a team, which can consist of cross-functional members, not to many and not to little.
Ø It is not mandatory that these members should have a vast knowledge on health. However every team member should have some sort of responsibility towards the programme.
Ø Meetings could be held for the Manager and the team members to discuss their views on how they should, approach this programme successfully.
Ø Recreations, sponsors, surveys, courses and such like should be implemented to get employees aware and involved.
Ø Information on employees can be pooled from the Human Resources Division. Which should include the person’s age, address, health problems (sugar, blood pressure) etc. If all information cannot be gathered from the Human Resource Division, The employees Health Insurance can supply some.
Ø Agencies can be asked to come together to gave employees an insight on various sicknesses, How to prevent them, what medicine can be applied, etc. Health facilities can offer sponsors.
Ø Have an event Calendar to make the employees aware of the events that would take place.
Ø Employees should pay a fee to attend an event.
Ø Always try to start event promptly on time, and gave a time when it will be over and stick to the time frame as much as possible, do not go over the said time.
Ø After each event have surveys passed around to see employees’ opinion, these surveys would show if the event was interested, boring and how they look at their health and well being of others.
Ø Have a motivational person who can prompt employees to always attend and event, to take part in courses and recreation.