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Relationship between Wellness and Performance Excellence

What is the relationship between wellness and performance excellence?

How would a person relate to a co-workers in each?

What could a person do to assist that person in succeeding?

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1. What is the relationship between wellness and performance excellence?

From the literature on Workplace Wellness programs, there is a direct link between employee wellness and performance excellence. It depends of course, how performance excellence is operationalized or measured (absenteeism, number of sick days, fewer injuries, less human error, and a more harmonious office environment etc.). In fact, the direct relationship is clearly demonstrated through research findings. For example, workplace performance excellence wellness programs translate into performance excellence, through fewer injuries, less human error, and a more harmonious office environment. http://naturalhealthcare.ca/benefits_of_a_wellness_program.phtml

In regards to less absenteeism and sick day leaves, for example, an Ipsos-Reid study released March 18, 2004 the main preventable contributors to employee absenteeism (one measure that impacts performance excellence negatively):

· Depression/anxiety/other mental health disorders - 66%
· Stress - 60%
· [Negative] Relationship with supervisor or manager - 44%
· Co-worker conflict in the workplace - 28% http://naturalhealthcare.ca/benefits_of_a_wellness_program.phtml

The study also found other factors prompting employees to call in sick are:

· Childcare issues -
· Parenting issues - 21%
· Addictions or substance use/abuse issues - 20%
· Addictions or substance use/abuse issues - 20%
· Eldercare issues - 19% http://naturalhealthcare.ca/industry_news.phtml?id=53&sac=view).

What measures is your company taking to reduce stress and improve the environment for your employees? How much can you save in lost productivity by initiating a few changes to your corporate culture? are questions that every employer needs to ask. Indeed, a healthy lifestyle impacts every part of your day-to-day work environment. Workplace wellness programs translate into fewer injuries, less human error, and a more harmonious office environment. The worker often reports a increase in morale, self-confidence and job satisfaction, in part, by knowing that that her or his organization is concerned about her or his general health and well-being. (http://naturalhealthcare.ca/industry_news.phtml?id=53&sac=view).

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This solution discusses the relationship between wellness and performance excellence, as well as how a person relates to a co-workers in each. It also explains how to to assist that person in succeeding, describing specific steps and strategies. Research validated.

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