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Employee Wellness

  1. 1. Employee Wellness<br />makes<br />Good Business Sense<br />Cmde Dilip Mohapatra, VSM<br />Suzlon Energy Ltd.<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Health vs. Wellness<br />Health: <br />Condition of being of sound body with emphasis on freedom from pain and disease.<br />Wellness:<br /> A multi-dimensional state of well-being, a holistic approach to life that encompasses bodily, mental, emotional, environmental, spiritual and community health.<br /><ul><li>ACE Fitness Matters Jan/Feb 2009</li></ul>2<br />
  3. 3. The Wellness Continuum<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 7 Dimensions of Wellness<br />Emotional<br />Environmental<br />Intellectual<br />Occupational<br />Physical<br />Spiritual<br />Social<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Emotional Wellness<br />Having the ability to feel and express emotions, like happiness, sadness, and anger. <br />Manage stress, possess self-esteem and self-acceptance, and appropriately sharing your feelings with others. <br />skills include: seeking and providing support, learning time management skills, practicing stress management skills, and accepting and forgiving yourself. <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Environmental Wellness<br />Includes protecting the earth and its resources and modifying your surroundings to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. <br /> Ideas: <br />conserve water and other natural resources<br /> reduce, reuse, recycle <br />minimize your exposure to chemicals <br />renew your relationship with the earth <br />Modifying your environment to remove or minimize barriers. <br />Example: rearranging your work area to allow you to be more productive.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Intellectual Wellness<br />Striving to improve your intellect and your creative spark. <br />Examples include: <br />taking a course or workshop<br />learning a foreign language<br />reading for personal enjoyment<br />seeking out persons who challenge you intellectually<br />taking up a hobby. <br />Making health decisions based on solid scientific evidence obtained from reliable sources.<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Occupational Wellness<br />Preparing and making use of your skills and talents. <br />Finding a career that is meaningful, enjoyable and rewarding is vital to job satisfaction. <br />Ideas include: <br />exploring career options<br />creating a vision of your future<br />being open to learning new skills <br />8<br />
  9. 9. Physical Wellness<br /> Encompasses a variety of healthy behaviors including: <br />adequate exercise<br />proper nutrition<br />abstaining from harmful behaviors like drug use and alcohol abuse<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Spiritual Wellness<br />Set of beliefs, principles, <br />or values that guide your life. <br />(Not strictly religion)<br />Increase your spiritual well-being by:<br />exploring your spiritual core<br />being inquisitive and curious <br />listen to your heart and following your principles <br />allow yourself and others around you the freedom to be who they are <br />10<br />
  11. 11. Social Wellness<br />Receiving and giving support<br />to family and friends, enhancing<br />diversity and becoming active <br />in issues that you care about. <br />Ideas include: <br />interacting with people of other cultures, backgrounds & beliefs. <br />cultivating healthy relationships<br />sharing your talents and skills <br />contributing to your community <br />communicating your thoughts, ideas and feelings. <br />11<br />
  12. 12. Crossing the Seven C’s<br />Capturing Senior Level Support<br />Creating Cohesive Teams<br />Collecting Data<br />Crafting an Operating Plan<br />Choosing Appropriate Interventions<br />Creating Supportive Environments<br />Carefully Evaluating Outcomes<br />Capture Senior <br />Level Support<br />Carefully Evaluate <br />Outcomes<br />Create A Cohesive<br />Wellness Team<br />Create A Supportive<br />Environment<br />Choose Appropriate<br />Interventions<br />Collecting Data<br />Crafting An <br />Operating Plan<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Most Frequently Addressed Programming Areas<br /><ul><li>Smoking Cessation
  14. 14. Physical Activity
  15. 15. Nutrition/Weight Control
  16. 16. Hypertension
  17. 17. Alcohol
  18. 18. Seatbelts
  19. 19. Mental Health
  20. 20. Medical Self-care
  21. 21. Stress Management
  22. 22. Disease Management
  23. 23. Personal Finance
  24. 24. Immunization
  25. 25. Ergonomics
  26. 26. Work/Family</li></ul>13<br />
  27. 27. A typical Stress Management Intervention Model <br />Source : Ivancevich (1990)<br />14<br />
  28. 28. Closing Thoughts<br /><ul><li>Employee Wellness Programs (EWP) show that companies care
  29. 29. HRD professionals should develop the skills and expertise to design & deliver EWP
  30. 30. Promoting employee health and well-being can contributes positively to an organization’s bottom line.</li></ul>15<br />
  31. 31. <ul><li>Employee well-being affects ability, availability, and readiness to perform a job
  32. 32. Employee counseling encompasses a lot of areas
  33. 33. It is an HRD function that:
  34. 34. Ensures that employees are now effective contributors to the organization, and that they will continue to be in the future
  35. 35. Needs professionals who are qualified to deal with the difficult issues involved with this topic</li></ul>16<br />
  36. 36. Wellness and Lifestyle: Win, Win, Win <br />By investing in worksite wellness:<br /><ul><li>Employee WINS: reduced risk, healthier, happier, longer lives
  37. 37. Employer WINS: increased work performance, reduced health care utilization, moderation of costs, retention and recruitment
  38. 38. Community WINS: reduced health risks, higher quality of life, economic impact </li></ul>17<br />
  39. 39. 18<br />Making Business Sense<br />
  40. 40. “The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired.”<br />19<br />Hippocrates<br />
  41. 41. 20<br />Thanks for your kind Attention<br />I may be contacted at:<br />dilip.mohapatra@suzlon.com<br />