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My Secret Advantage to Building a High Performance Team

A Corporate Wellness class in action - time for boxing!

The Bunnings Rosehill Customer Support Office ready for their weekly boxing class

Have you noticed over the last 10 years that with the increase in technology and information, office environments have become more hectic and understaffed than ever before? When I worked in a corporate office we pushed ourselves to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments to stay competitive. These days we are constantly plugged in and it’s easy to feel our health slide down the list of priorities. I speak to countless students who find it challenging to keep up with the pace of their workplace while also stay healthy.

I’ve often wondered what the impact of employee health is on business. Is the constantly connected corporate culture improving our productivity and sales or the exact opposite? Staff turning up sick to work, increased stress and avoidable mistakes creeping into the workplace. Back in my corporate days I sure wished we’d taken more time to reassess our priorities.

If this sounds like your work environment, it might be time to infuse your corporate culture with a Corporate Wellness Program. With just a few simple yet powerful practices over time, your company could be experiencing a healthier and happier environment to strengthen its emotional and financial foundations for the future.

Here’s what I mean. *Harvard Business Review reported in December of 2010, that “Johnson &Johnson’s leaders estimate that wellness programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs over the past decade; from 2002 to 2008, the return was $2.71 for every dollar spent”.

I’ve seen corporate wellness programs completely transform companies from the inside out.

Firstly, launching the program sends a strong message that management is committed to the health and wellbeing of their staff.

Secondly, the tangible benefits of the program itself, like a decrease in sick days, staff turnover and health care costs have a direct impact on the bottom line.

And third, the intangible benefits like increased employee creativity, stamina and drive make for happier employees, and therefore a happier workplace. This transforms the corporate culture, which then positively impacts customers.

HC Online in a 2012 article reported, “PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found the adoption of workplace wellness programs in Australia has been low compared to other countries, and that this low adoption rate may in part account for above-average absenteeism.”

That’s why the Corporate Wellness Program is my little high performance secret. I predict we’re going to see more and more companies in Australia integrate wellness programs like those in other countries. Why not become an early adopter and start to reap the full benefits of a happy and healthy team now?

Our current and recent client weekly wellness programs and day events include Bunnings, Yahoo 7, Vittoria Coffee, Nespresso, Canon, IKEA, RSM Bird Cameron, NUAA, NFSA and NBC Universal.

At Skye Lifestyle our mission is to build a wellness program that feels so natural to your company, you’ll wonder why you didn’t introduce it sooner. There’s no one size fits all corporate wellness program, and we aim to work with your team to tweak and refine the program by measuring its effectiveness along the way. By doing so, we increase adoption and ensure the longevity of the program.

The convenience of a workplace program makes it much easier for employees to make health a priority. It’s also a bonding experience where staff at all levels of the organization get to know each other on a deeper level.

Still see Corporate Wellness as a nice to have and not a strategic necessity?

Stay tuned for the next update, where we’ll share some insights directly from our clients who are seeing a return on investment for their business.

Are you an employee who’d love a Corporate Wellness Program in your office? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Read the Skye LifeStyle Corporate Wellness Roadmap to see how easy it is to create your own tailored program. This will help you pitch the idea to your boss or at your next staff brainstorm meeting. Please feel free to share this email with your friends and colleagues.

If you need help, have additional questions or would like to schedule a free consultation in your workplace please email me directly at skye@skyelifestyle.com.au

Source: https://hbr.org/2010/12/whats-the-hard-return-on-employee-wellness-programs
Source: http://www.hcamag.com/hr-news/employee-wellness-programs-fad-or-genuine-roi-142755.aspx

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