Be Well at Work
Helping Employees Be Well, Happier and More Productive at Work
Why a Corporate Wellness Solution?
Plenty of research is now available to support the benefits of Corporate wellness programs for both employers and employees. Investing in organizational wellbeing programs is proven to reduce medical costs (24%) as well as non-medical costs (76%).
These reductions help improve productivity, engagement, positive attitude, and help to retain the talent your business strives for.
Non-medical costs is a term used to identify expenses incurred due to sick days or absenteeism (6%) and his little brother presenteeism (63%). The remainder is split between their older siblings long-term disability (1%) and short-term disability (6%).
As you can see presenteeism is a big problem. It's multi-factorial, being present increases engagement and empowers employees to feel stronger, focused and more in control. Presenteeism is an issue when employees are unfocused, fatigued or dis-engaged. Employees may be there physically at work yet are not really there or present in mind or spirit. A lack of presence shows up as more mistakes and a longer turn-around time for the completion of tasks and projects which may have a negative impact on the overall success of your organization.
In an era of innovation that is fueled by creativity, no company can afford to overlook opportunities for new ideas. Disengaged employees are not your most reliable source of creativity and innovation.
empower employees to negotiate challenges more effectively by being the best version of themselves
empowerment lessons learnt are typically carried into employee households and community leaving a lasting impact
corporate wellness programs are known to stimulate a company's culture for the better when implemented properly
wellness programs have an impact on health and wellbeing related expenses from medical to non-medical
pleasant and empowering work environment improve employee commitment and retention making them feel they are in a caring place
your reputation is omnipresent on the web and prospect employees are on the lookout for growth-oriented employers
What we do
Employee Wellness Redesigned for the New World
School of Happiness through its Be Well at Work program provides solutions to help businesses cultivate and grow a wellness culture with a state-of-the-art online platform employees can access at their convenience and when in need.
we provide solutions to improve the health, happiness and well-being of your employees
a user experience centered platform designed based on employees needs throughout the day
access to live streaming videos 24/7 to augment happiness and well-being in the workplace
daily FastFit reminders, bi-monthly “at the cooler” tips to keep employees in peak performing state
Let us help you create a healthier, happier workplace leading to a more productive, engaged and committed team.
Key Program Features
Thanks to extensive research on corporate wellness and from the direct feedback from our corporate partners, we provide solutions to support your workplace wellness.
There for you 24/7
Access live-streamed videos and audio resources, wellness validation tools, surveys and other tools 24/7.
Tailored to your needs
We have built-in systems to capture employee challenges and needs. We design to evolve with the users.
Curated for your wellness needs
We curate our content to meet users where they are with resources that will speak to their challenges and needs
Be Well at Work Program Components
24/7 access to live-streamed videos, audios and other actionable resources to support the wellness of your team and organization. Below are our main three program components.
Wellness starts with everyday movement
School of Happiness’s growing library of fitness and well-being practices promotes calm in the face of daily stress. Workplace wellness programs educate employees on how to feel better on the job, both mentally and physically.
Improve overall performance and enhanced energy levels through accelerated brain function and better sleep.
Encourage energetic, motivated, confident and happy employees through regular movement and wellness strategies.
Employees who move more are much less likely to get sick than those who don't exercise.
Three Back Programs to Help with Back Pain
For some, a life without back pain is merely a dream. No more.
We offer online back pain active recovery exercises, lifestyle resources for good posture, along with the comprehensive and progressive Mend My Back programs.
Mend My Back helps people who suffer from chronic back pain and back strain to alleviate discomfort. This method is also designed for people who feel good about their back yet like the idea of preventative maintenance. MMB is also perfect for people who simply wish to improve their posture and develop a more resilient back at work and at home. Move better. Feel better.
For more information on the programs visit the Mend My Back Program website.
An effective and innovative creation on building and maintaining well-being
FastFit tips follow the Kaisen philosophy: A Japanese philosophy meaning "change for the better" or "continuous improvement." Think 1% better everyday to achieve your desired results. Kaizen sees improvement in productivity as a gradual and methodical process through consistent daily habits leading to substantial change over time. These mini-moments of wellness will lead to maximum results when done consistently.
Perform stronger and longer while staying healthy and fit.
Be Well at Work, a 20/80 solution
Focused and curated content that delivers a greater impact in less time. Our FastFit-Take a Break Series delivers the right tools at the right moment of your day. You can choose to get Zen, or fired-up in 15 minutes or less.
We focus on the low energy high impact solutions. Following the Kaizen principle the focus is on making incremental small improvements to be 1% better everyday.
What the research tells us
People who feel valued and empowered at work are more loyal, productive and engaged.
In fact, one study examining absenteeism and presenteeism among 50,000 workers from 10 different companies shows that lost productivity costs are 2.3 times higher than medical and pharmacy costs.
A variety of studies suggest the major contributors to lost productivity in organizations include depression, anxiety, migraines, respiratory illnesses, arthritis, diabetes, and back and neck pain. Employees with multiple chronic health conditions have been shown to be particularly vulnerable to productivity loss.
Back pain is the heavy weight champion in productivity losses
Although statistics may vary from one source to the next, they all agree that back pain is productivity's worst enemy.
It is estimated that back pain alone could add up to $200B US dollars annually in disability in the United States alone.
Globally the number is estimated at $500B.
Fitness encourages better work performance
Research is showing that companies who have a corporate fitness and wellness program retain their employees longer than other companies.
A study conducted by the National Business Group on Health and the Towers Watson organization shows that firms with wellness programs report lower voluntary attrition than do those without them.
These are simply a few bits of information among many from multiple reports summing up more than thousand a pages.
Corporate wellness programs are not so much about ROI, but rather VOI
Most respected research papers on the topic of organizational wellness' return on investment, or ROI, have slowly shifted the conversation from ROI to VOI. The acronym VOI stand for value on investment. There are case studies of businesses turning their organizational wellbeing initiatives into a return on their investment, but many researchers and even companies who have implemented corporate wellness programs argue that it is not the best way to look at organizational wellbeing.
Wellness is a medium to long view investment, and there are many factors that influence the performance of such programs. Two of them are program type, but the elephant in the room is program participation over a period of time.
The fact is that wellbeing is a journey. Not a destination. By analogy pro athletes do not train for one game but for an entire season.
This is the reason Be well at Work by School of Happiness seeks to learn about employee, program users. Understanding needs and challenges and what is happening 'in the field' allows us to design the program and future programming with users in mind.
Going back to ROI vs VOI. The big question to ask; Can a business afford to not provide wellness generating resources for their talent?
Research points quite clearly to a categoric "no" considering performance and competitiveness are concerns of yours.
Program Summary and Delivery
We meet them where they are
The program is designed with the user in mind. Your employees do not have the time to search for a solution to help them work through a challenge to entertain their break time.
The content in Be Well at Work is made available at times when they need it the most based on; work schedule, current sentiment or how they feel. Employees simply log into the platform and may access the resource they need in four ways;
- navigate to a video or audio of their choice,
- make use of sentiment and contextual filters to instantly get recommended resources based on current needs and their context. By context we mean the amount of time they have available, whether they spend most of their time sitting or standing at work, if they want to relax, get focused, or get energized, and more,
- filter content to narrow down options and isolate what fits their needs in the moment,
- do a simple keyword search in the Be Well at Work search engine.
Why Work With Us
We take what we do very seriously. Our solutions are the product of decades of work and extensive review of evidence-based documentation. We do our best to make the resources easy to understand, accessible and applicable.
Even though we know our business well, we are always learning. Our best teachers are our clients. We previously tailored our offering to help our customers with special needs. Some of these innovations are now part of our processes and current approach.
Humans and talent comes in all sizes, shapes, and form. One solution cannot fit all. We know 80% of the population deals with back pain so we created a program specific to back care. Others struggle with healthy ways to relax after stressful days, so we created audio and video to help unwind.
Our video library also includes resources to help people prepare for gardening, skiing, or engage in other daily activities with greater ease.
The world is in constant change and so are our needs and means to fulfill them. Be Well at Work by School of Happiness is structured to adapt swiftly. This means paying attention to what works and what doesn't to constantly improve to meet the needs of our customers.
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