Build a Healthier Work Environment, Part 1: Employers

Workplace Wellness: Knowing “The Why”

There are so many things that go into creating a healthier work environment for your company, from cultivating a healthy culture to living out healthy habits. The one thing we know is that a healthy work environment MUST start with the employer’s lead.

When considering workplace wellness the first thing to ask yourself is:

Do you and your company know your “WHY”?

  1. Why are you in the business that you are in?
  2. What is the purpose of your work?
  3. What values and desires drive you to make your company a success?

The more clear your “why” is to all of the members of your team, the better the chances for a healthy environment. The “why” should be clearly and simply stated in your mission statement.

Next, use these 6 simple steps to cultivating workplace wellness:

  1. Educate your team on “the why.” Can your employees readily state your mission statement?
  2. Make sure all teammates know the company values. Are your values clear to everyone in the organization?
  3. Ensure employees understand what is expected from them in their job. Are your employees job duties clear and understood by everyone?
  4. Hold employees accountable for doing their job. Do you hold your employees fully accountable for doing their job as expected?
  5. Empower employees by giving them autonomy to do their job. Do you allow your employees some freedom to decide how they get their job done?
  6. Be the example by living healthy habits. As the leader, are you setting a good example. Do you “walk the walk” and “talk the talk”?

Define your values and refine your focus. Once the focus is there, the healthy habits will follow.

Call BTC | BRIO today if we can help you get started on creating a healthier work environment. Our BRIOworks program has successfully helped companies improve musculoskeletal and physical health by building a culture of health performance. Stay tuned for the next two parts of Building a Healthier Work Environment series.