What is Wellness Inclusion?

April 17, 2018

By Joyce Odidison

April 17, 2018

By Joyce Odidison

Do You Have a Wellness Inclusion Plan?

With a margin of only 20 to 40 percent of employees participating in their workplace wellness programs, many employers will not see a return on investment as quickly as they hoped. According to a Rand 2015 study, employee participation rate hovers at only 20 percent, with that number doubling to only 40 percent when incentives are introduced.

While many variables that impact participation, a wellness inclusion framework expands on all the wellness dimensions and adds wellness competencies to the equation. This helps organizations to maximize the wellness spend and allow for a more powerful mindset shift about wellness. This expansive approach to wellness is more compelling, garners more interest of employees and is more inclusive to all aspects of work and life wellness.

Wellness inclusion allows for a more comprehensive, full spectrum approach to optimize current wellness initiatives. It broadens the scope of wellness programming, activities, and influences the range of available resources, so they are more of all people, regardless of their culture, values, religious beliefs, or preferences, thus creating more opportunities for participation.

Wellness Inclusion at work ensures that your workplace wellness program is not geared to the out-door enthusiasts, marathoners, dieters, or exercise fans. It offers an expansive representation of all life dimensions and realities. Since wellness is a universal need, inclusive wellness ensures that you take into consideration barriers, offer alternatives and contingencies, so all employees have an opportunity to benefit from the workplace wellness initiative.

At Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc, we have been helping our clients implement wellness inclusion with our whole wellness improvement system for over a decade.

The first step to ensure your organization is practicing wellness inclusion is to assess or evaluate what you are doing. This allows you to make quick adjustments and address any gaps that would make you none compliant with the need for wellness inclusion.

To get a free Wellness Inclusion assessment of your workplace wellness programs give us a call at 1-877-999-9591.

To your wellness,

Joyce Odidison

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a true pioneer in the world of workplace wellness and coaching. With over 26 years of experience as a Master Certified Coach, Conflict Analyst, and Professional Trainer, Joyce has dedicated her career to helping teams and organizations improve their interpersonal dynamics and achieve success. As the President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., host of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and What's Happening at Work podcast, she's a recognized community leader and mentor, committed to empowering people to develop their skills and reach their full potential. Whether you're looking to build a culture of well-being, improve team dynamics, or develop your leadership skills, or gain world-class coach training, Joyce has the knowledge, expertise, and passion to help you create positive change and achieve success.

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