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Case Study: Strategic Wellness Programme Boosts Productivity by 20%

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What We Did

The rationale for this programme was to address a specific problem, gather feedback on the existing wellness programme and design a strategy that addressed internal challenges.

The purpose of the strategic wellness programme was to address increased absences amongst teams and to improve productivity markers. The client demographic was multi-cultural employees within the 20-40 age group.

How We Did It

We took a root cause approach using our diagnostic tool and a series of focus groups to identify 4 key areas that were contributing to increased stress. This was broken out further into teams to identify further challenges.

It was found that one team was having specific challenges with conflict on the team contributing to increased stress (Intellectual Wellness), another team found frequently worrying about personal finances (Financial Wellness) was a challenge, whilst another found lack of time to move/exercise (Physical Wellness) was contributing to increased stress. All areas ranked Mental Wellness being of most importance to them.

Our approach looked at supporting the teams by providing conflict resolution and inclusiveness training to team leaders and employees, budgeting and financial wellness seminars and 1-1’s, a Move Campaign to encourage the teams to move more throughout the day, discounted exercise and yoga classes and an anti-stigma campaign along with other mental health solutions to support mental wellness throughout the teams.

The approach also increased engagement using key wellness champions.

Outcome

A one year wellness strategy complete with an implementation plan, communication plan and vendor analysis for the company to embed. ​Analysis of the intervention saw a 10% decrease in health-related absences and a 20% increase in productivity. Employees rated the wellness programme higher than before, engaged in it more and recommended it to others.

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