VitaLab - Work Place Health Promotion with a regional approach

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GRF One Health Summit 2012, Davos: Presentation by Volker B Schulte, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland

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VitaLab - Work Place Health Promotion with a regional approach

  1. 1. VitaLab –Pilot Project on WHMfor Micro and SmallEnterprises (MSEs)Davos, February 21, 2012 One Health ConferenceProf. Dr. Volker SchulteInstitute of Management IFU, School of Business,Switzerland
  2. 2. Why is WHP not common in Small Businesses?▐ Special Requirements and conditions of Small Enterprises ▐ Limited finances (common WHP programms are too costly) ▐ Limited personal resources ▐ Limited time resources ▐ Low sensitisation for WHP ▐ Less division of work (boss is manager and worker) ▐ Mostly family enterprises (labour and private spheres are not separated) ▐ Multiple burden (Business, Family, regional public activities) ▐ Lack of long-time strategies (no business plans)Institut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 2
  3. 3. Impact of Micro and Small Enterprises inSwitzerlandCategories of size Enterprises No. % Employees No. %Micro enterprises (up to 9) 261’584 87.6 839’366 26.4Small enterprises (10-49) 30’638 10.3 692’285 21.7Total MSEs (up to 49) 292’222 97.9 1’531’651 48.1Total Enterprises 298’722 100 3185380 100Data Source: Swiss Statistics; 2010http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/de/index/themen/06/02/blank/key/01/groesse.htmlInstitut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 3
  4. 4. Pilot Region Lucerne▐ Lucerne Lake Valley▐ 130 square km▐ 1‘300 MSEs▐ 11‘000 Workplaces▐ 25‘000 inhabitantsInstitut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 4
  5. 5. Objectives of VitaLab Project▐ Distribution of WHM in Small Enterprises following strategies: ▐ Establishing regional Centers of Health and Work (VitaLab) and regional networks ▐ VitaLab Centers are run by regional business partners (not by health institutions) ▐ Development and implementation of useful and easy intervention instruments for MSEs ▐ Providing incentives (reduction of insurence prizes, locational advantage with a label for healthy workplaces)Institut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 5
  6. 6. Innovations of VitaLab Project ▐ Regional Approach with economic partners ▐ Development of new instruments for specific interests of MSEs ▐ Incentives, f.e. prospect of an insurance premium reduction for daily indemnification in case of illness ▐ WHP as a locational advantage for a region, f.e. with the label for healthy working in the regionInstitut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 6
  7. 7. Structure in the Region Regional Project Board VitaLab Center -”health worker” Network of active enterprises Small Enterprises in the regionInstitut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 7
  8. 8. Results: WHP Issues for SEs Führung Stress & Burnout Zusammenarbeit im Team Gesundheits-Tag Gesunde Arbeitskultur Wellness & Entspannung Ernährung & Bewegung Life Domain Balance Mobbing Gesundheits-Check - Ärzte Gesundheits-Check - SPC Befragung Mitarbeitende Coaching ErgonomieSelbstreflexion/Business-Yoga Sucht Absenzen-&Präsenzen-Man. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30Institut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 8
  9. 9. Results of a questionnaire▐ 95% of the particpants consider that motivation, loyality and employee satisfication is relevant.▐ 85% of the participants consider that the state of the mind is relevant (e.g. mental balance, cut off after work)▐ 70% of the participants consider that a good leadership is relevantInstitut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 9
  10. 10. 2010- 2012 Workshops with enterprises Leadership Teamwork Stress Management Ergonomics Job Design Food&Physical ActivityInstitut of Management IFU, School of Business, Switzerland 10
  11. 11. Thank you for yourattention!For further information:Volker B. Schulte, Prof.Head Health Management DivisionInstitute of ManagementSchool of BusinessUniversity of Applied Sciences Northwestern SwitzerlandStahlrain 2, CH-5200 Bruggvolker.schulte@fhnw.chwww.fhnw.ch/ifu

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