A Simplyhealth white paper on workplace wellbeing strategies
takes an in depth look at the role culture, leadership and communication plays
in developing these strategies.
Professor Cary Cooper provides some helpful insights into to the need to
get the balance between all three right,” Although creating a motivated,
flexible and committed workforce may be the crucial driver for employers, they
should also understand the moral aspect to improving employees' wellbeing.
Employees will respond negatively to wellbeing initiatives if they believe they
are merely being implemented to get them to work harder. That is why harnessing
the right culture within a workplace is important, so there is an environment
where employee wellbeing can flourish. Leadership is key to developing this
culture and its success relies upon the buy in and cooperation of all leaders
from the board down."
Health cash plan news: 31 March 2012