Research shows good health is good business and that’s why investing in better health is becoming a priority for companies worldwide, particularly now with the effects of the pandemic continuing to impact the global economy. Research conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute and reported in Fortune indicates that better health would significantly boost the economy and increase productivity, while simultaneously lowering health care costs. McKinsey recommends the following three steps as a starting point:
Implement occupational health and safety programs, which address mental health, sleep health, and physical inactivity.
Create inclusive work environments which offer training, address discrimination, provide assistive technologies, allow flexible working practices that accommodate families, and ensure accessibility.
Foster healthy communities by encouraging activities that contribute to healthy outcomes of individuals, communities, and populations. Such activities might include volunteerism, 5K walk/run events, and service projects.
Wellness Coaches partners with companies to achieve these three steps and more. To get your organization on the road to better employee population health, improved productivity, and lower health care costs, contact us today.