Healthy Organization Framework
ConnectWell created the Healthy Organization Framework to incorporate wellness at the worksite and engage the population in healthy lifestyles. ConnectWell has identified best practices around integration of wellness into policies, environment, programs, culture and incentives – boosting productivity while containing healthcare costs.
Effective wellness policies enable organizations to support healthy choices at the workplace.
Create healthy food guidelines for catered and special events
Establish frequency and quality of breaks
Use embedded technology to facilitate computer breaks
Design workflow to reduce stress and optimize productivity
Organizations have many opportunities to influence the physical environment to promote health and prevent disease. Environmental supports automate wellness by encouraging the healthy choice as the default choice.
Organizations can help employees integrate wellness into life by providing a range of effective wellness programs.
• Worksite Wellness Initiatives
– Wellness exhibits, challenges and toolkits that provide engagement and education in the adoption of healthy habits
– Wide range of wellness seminars available to the entire workforce population designed to keep the low risk healthy, motivate the unmotivated and engage those with health risks
To promote successful program implementation and a high level of employee engagement, ConnectWell offers guidance and support for executive level staff and middle management.
Executive support and senior leadership participation are essential to creating a culture of health. When wellness practices are part of the overarching culture, substantial health gains can be achieved.
Wellness programs with well-designed incentives build motivation and participation in health engagement to promote healthy lifestyles. Incentives that target intrinsic motivation deliver higher engagement levels in wellness programming.