The emergence of the pandemic has made organisations reconsider their priorities, namely placing greater weight on the correlation between employee health and organisational health. This new wave of a wellness-centric organisational culture has urged employers to implement health programs to increase employee involvement in their own health and wellbeing.
While screenings and doctor consultations serve their respective purposes in health management, teaching employees about the importance of healthy lifestyle practices, would make a lasting impact on their lives. Designing programs like seminars and wellness newsletters that deliver healthcare education to employees in an accessible manner is key in achieving long-term solutions.
These programs encourage reconnecting with the body through a better understanding of illness and preservation practices. Moreover, this allows for individual monitoring and keeping watch for early signs of illness – vital in accessing care in a timely manner.
Awareness of healthy lifestyle practices and their impact on overall wellbeing is important when influencing employees to choose better decisions for their bodies. This might result in employees quitting unhealthy habits like tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption. It might even look like minor changes being adopted, like reducing dependence on caffeine and sugar or including more leafy vegetables in their diets.
Regardless of the impact on their lives, big or small, awareness is the first step in bringing about change.