According to extensive global research done by Gallup Inc.and reported in the book, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, the key areas of wellness/wellbeing are: Career wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing and Community Wellbeing. The HealthETeams Challenge concept enables us to create challenges that address all five of these essential areas.
What are key areas of focus for mobile app challenges to improve employee wellbeing?
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What are key areas of focus for mobile app challenges to improve employee wellbeing?1/21/2016 11:00 AM EST (edited)
It's hard to argue with research findings from a world class research organization like Gallup. However, among the five key parameters of wellbeing that Gallup's research defined, which ones is more likely to be the ones that are most actionable to build employee and workplace wellbeing programs upon?
Historically, workplace wellness programs have been tied tightly to physical wellbeing so that if great results are achieved there can be a direct relationship to dollars saved in the form of reduced health insurance benefits premiums. And a physically healthier workforce would have less absenteeism, perform more energetically and so on.
But several relatively untapped areas emerge for adding new dimensions to the workplace wellbeing model. Financial, career and social come to mind quickly. And to the degree that healthy organizations help build healthy communities, then the dimension of Gallup's research that emphasizes the community wellbeing aspect then we have a formula for enhancing the appeal of a workplace wellness program by giving it a new title "wellbeing" and emphasizing additional new dimensions around career, finance, social and community which perhaps fit better from employees' perspectives to the actual role(s) their employer should play in their lives...at work and beyond.
of the five dimensions of wellbeing, which one is the most effective to focus on in the early stages of a challenges-based workplace wellness program?