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Looking to exponentially boost your employee success? As a human resource manager and business leader, the one thing that runs in your mind is about boosting employee success which would eventually lead to your business success.
If that resonates with you, then you are also confronted with managing the critical balancing act on one of the ‘competing values’ as Quinn’s Model illustrates – that of ‘Results’ Vs. ‘People’.
You notice that when you fiercely drive business and that becomes your only focus, the people side of the story does get hit – though that is never your intention. The problem is that you are so intensely in pursuit of achieving the results that you almost always lack the time to invest in your ‘People’.
You may argue that you do have a strong employee engagement program in place.
Why then do we see an increasing rise in attrition and the level of stress in employees?
Why are more and more people looking for and talking about the need for work-life balance?
It’s time that you started looking beyond the obvious and the ordinary.
Families are important in our lives because, for better or worse, we often adopt the routines and demeanors of those who are close to us. They influence everything about us, including what we think, feel, and even do.
Therefore, incorporating the families of employees in those activities might be a wise option for those who lead employee wellness programs in organizations and are considering potential initiatives to help employees stay on the path to better health and wellness.
Why? Because absolutely nobody can better affect the physical and mental wellness of your employees than their family members. No not even you or your employees’ doctors.
The effect of Family on Health and Wellness of employees.
Have you ever tried to kickstart a new habit, like an early morning exercise routine? If you see your spouse or partner still in bed when you wake up, it will be much more difficult for you to drag yourself out of the house to exercise. You may be tempted to stay back as well. On the other hand, you’ll both commit to going together it may be a lot easier and you can push each other on days when one feels a little lazy.
The same is valid for other facets of well-being and health. Consider what happens if you advocate healthy eating at home but your spouse keeps bringing home ice creams and cheeseburgers for the kids.
According to research, when one member adopts a healthy practice, the other partner is more likely to follow suit. For instance, the study discovered that about 70% of men were inclined to increase their level of activity if their spouse did the same. However, without spousal influence, only about 30% made such alterations. That is almost 50% lower rate of success.
If your employee has a happy family life that is healthy, supportive, and strong then it is more likely to spill over to their workplace. When employers are able to extend wellness programs to family members, it clearly demonstrates to the employees that their organization cares about their well-being which goes beyond the workplace.
Including families in Wellness Programs
Organizations must find ways to extend the wellness programs to include families which can be an important and very strategic initiative toward a happier and more productive employee. When an employee knows that there is a whole ecosystem working behind the scenes to keep him and his family safe, he/she would be able to work at his/her full potential.
There is a lot to learn from the Indian Armed Forces in this regard from where my experience of such programs and the immense benefits that it has to offer.
One such benefit is definitely a highly motivated workforce that is physically and emotionally strong!
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