June 25, 2024

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Benefits of Building, Tracking, and Measuring Wellness Competencies

There is immense value in the measurability and tracking of wellness competencies for organizations. Though wellness training and programs for health and performance is common, it is not uncommon to see these trainings aligned to competencies. This is why we created the wellness competency academy.

Following are some benefits to adopting and tracking wellness competencies in your organization:

  • Identify Risks, Strengths, and Weaknesses: By tracking wellness competencies, individuals and organizations can identify areas of strength and areas requiring improvement. This awareness is the first step toward meaningful growth and development and reduces well-being risks.
  • Setting Realistic Goals: Measuring these competencies allows setting specific, achievable goals. Whether improving stress management or enhancing communication skills, having measurable targets provides a clear path forward.
  • Monitoring Progress: Regularly assessing wellness competencies helps monitor progress over time. This continuous feedback loop encourages ongoing development and adaptation of strategies as needed.
  • Improving Overall Health: By focusing on improving wellness competencies, individuals can enhance their overall health and well-being. Better mental health, physical health, and emotional stability contribute to a higher quality of life.
  • Boosting Organizational Performance: For organizations, investing in the well-being of employees leads to a more engaged, productive, and loyal workforce. Reduced absenteeism, lower turnover rates, and higher morale are direct benefits of a healthy work environment.
  • Creating a Positive Culture: Organizations that prioritize wellness competencies foster a culture of support, respect, psychological safety, and growth. This positive culture attracts and retains top talent, contributing to long-term success and resilience.
  • Enhancing Resilience: Both individuals and organizations become more resilient by continuously improving wellness competencies. This resilience is vital for navigating crises and emerging stronger from challenges.
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Building Wellness Competencies

At Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., we believe that wellness competencies are integral to thriving in today’s world of work. Our wellness competency programs focus on developing these skills holistically, addressing mental, emotional, and physical health. Individuals can achieve greater health and happiness by investing in well-being, while organizations can create more productive and positive work environments.

The process of building wellness competencies is ongoing. It is important to view this as an ongoing process that includes embedding wellness competencies into all areas of learning and development. They can be easily integrated into ongoing training programs for leadership development, supervisory management, and team building. Wellness competencies can also be integrated into every learning.

It is important to note that this requires ongoing tracking and measuring with appropriate feedback to motivate growth and sustain progress toward well-being.

Remember, wellness competencies are not just personal benefits but strategic advantages for organizations aiming for sustainable success. By tracking, measuring, and improving these competencies, we can build a healthier, more resilient society, one individual and one organization at a time.

Building Wellness Competencies

Measuring Wellness Competencies:

You can measure wellness competencies, which are tied to the well-being KPIs outlined for your organization. If you do not have well-being KPIs, speak to an expert to get aligned and unlock the potential for a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Things to Ponder

  1.  Want to measure well-being competencies in your organization?
  2. What would be different if you developed well-being KPIs in your organization?

Action Steps

Book a consultation with an expert to learn how wellness competencies and KPIs can maximize your organization's success and improve your employees' or members' health and performance.

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a pioneer and Thought Leader of the groundbreaking Wellness Improvement System and Well-being Intelligence Curriculum. With a career spanning over two decades as a Conflict Analyst, Professional Trainer, University Lecturer, and Master Certified Coach, Joyce remains dedicated to learning and development. As President and CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., she has designed and created many life changing programs such as the first ICF Approved Wellness Coach Training program, the Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and the Wellness Competency Academy that provides well-being training and coaching for professionals and their families. She continues to provide well-being training solutions and support for EAP plans, HR, Benefit Plans, Health care professionals, Coaches, Consultants and individuals looking to identify and mitigate their well-being risks.

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