2. My manager doesnt get it.
One of the biggest drivers of engagement is the relationship between an employee and their boss. Unfortunately, many employees say that their boss is the last person on earth they want to spend time with. A manager can be instrumental in well-being conversations with their reports, but it will fall on deaf ears if there is not mutual respect and trust.
3. This program doesnt help me.
The most common wellness activities and rewards being offered by employers are fairly narrowly focused and often not relevant to employees well-being priorities. Wellness programs, just like people, need to be multi-dimensional. As well, employers should work with wellness vendors who can tailor content and activities to each persons needs. The industry is moving away toward forcing people down a common path, particularly when it comes to screenings.
4. This program isnt fun.
Most employees would rather go to a happy hour with their colleagues than a biometric screening, right? Leverage the power of social groups and social media to add a dose of fun to clinical wellness activities. At your flu clinic, set up a basketball hoop and invite employees to take a shot for better health. For every basket made, the company adds a dollar to the participation raffle or donates to a charity. Dont just ask employees to exercise three times a week, but also invite them to post a picture of them doing it, a.k.a. Healthy Selfie.