For employees caring for their aging parents, a flexible and supportive workplace can make the difference between an engaged employee and one who is deeply distracted by the daily demands of caregiving.
Self-funded employers take employee well-being seriously. That’s because they know that every dollar saved by improving employee well-being — whether it’s from spending less on health care for chronic conditions or gaining more from higher productivity — has a direct impact on the bottom line.
Discovering true enjoyment in something is incredibly powerful. When we are motivated to do what we enjoy and create strategies so that it can happen, we are at work transitioning from willing ourselves to do something (willpower) to wanting to do it and not worrying what anyone thinks (real power).
Supporting mental and emotional well-being is one of the largest growing trends of our time. The market for mental and emotional well-being support, referred to as “Transformational Technology” has market estimates for consumer demand in the hundreds of billions. Yet mass adoption and understanding are not at the levels that reflect these trends.
There was a time when wellness within companies was thought of in the context of charity 5k runs or team building competitions. Wellness support within companies was often something few employees knew existed or felt comfortable exploring. Today, Well-being in the workplace has taken over what was once “Wellness” and encompasses a great deal more.
Even a good wellness program can benefit from a fresh approach.