October is recognized in Canada as Healthy Workplace Month! Every year, LIV North Fitness Management staff set out to assist our corporate clients creating a culture of health and wellness in the office. This year, that assistance included a virtual challenge!
Mission:LIVWell is a challenge that includes elements of physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing, and includes physical fitness, nutrition and mindfulness components.
During the 4 week challenge, participants were asked to select tasks from a carefully curated list and report back to LIV North on their completion of these tasks. All of the items on the list were selected as they would not only help to improve the individuals health and wellbeing, but would also provide some transference to co-workers and others in the office.
Below is some data collected using self administered questionnaires at the start and end of the challenge. As you can see, most participants reported positive changes in their lives which in turn always helps to improve attitudes and behaviours in the workplace!
If your workplace is interested in improving employee health and wellness and could benefit from a challenge such as Mission:LIVWell, reach out to the LIV North Fitness Management team at email@example.com to arrange a time to chat!
It is no surprise that when employees are highly engaged they are highly productive, and that’s a good thing for businesses. On a more realistic note though, when we look at the numbers, according to latest Gallup report:
51% of employees are disengaged
13% of employees are actively disengaged
they spread negativity about the organization to their colleagues
Only 36% of employees are engaged
Another interesting number is 21%! Organizations with more highly engaged employees see profits increase by over 21% due to the commitment and productivity of their employees.
So how do we start to create more engagement? More staff meetings? More bonuses?
You may be surprised to hear that employee wellness programs play a large role in boosting employee engagement, particularly when delivered by an organization outside of your own.
By offering employees an outlet to relieve stress, whether through an onsite fitness centre or wellness program, or through a virtual offering such as LIV North’s Virtual Services, it can greatly impact engagement levels. These programs help to lower stress levels, create non-work related connections with peers and develop a sense that the organization does care about the employees and their well being.
By having a contracted organization deliver these services, it also allows the employees to feel as though they are stepping away from work and they feel more free to be more receptive and fully benefit from the activity. Also, the contracted organization typically specializes in employee wellness, like LIV North, and knows exactly what needs to be programmed and how to engage the employees at a higher level.
LIV North Fitness Management works with many clients in the corporate sector, providing fitness services and working alongside their Human Resources and Wellness teams to deliver impactful, meaningful programming. All of these services are flexible and customizable to any organization. We work with our clients to determine their desired wellness outcomes, size and scale of their programing, marketing, and more.
We also provide reporting data to verify the effectiveness of a program and to aid in future planning. For more information on our planning and reporting, see our blog post Programming with a Purpose.
If you would like to learn more about employee engagement through wellness programming, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a LIV North consultant will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your organization and offer some solutions for you.