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Leadership/Manager Engagement

Leadership support of employee health and well-being is critical to creating a culture of health and achieving positive outcomes. Multiple studies show that employees' perception of leadership support and organizational commitment to health is associated with:

  • Greater participation in wellness activities
  • Improved health outcomes and greater employee engagement
  • Retention

Although most companies recognize the importance of senior leader support of health and wellness, the engagement of middle managers remains an untapped source of potential for many companies. In 2013, only 2% of companies were holding managers accountable for the health and well-being of employees. With more day-to-day contact with employees, middle managers can set the tone for their units and/or sites, and can also support or hinder the success of corporate health and wellness programs.

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Featured Resources

Whispers from the Water Cooler: Summary of Findings from the NBGH/Welltok Employee Survey Whispers from the Water Cooler: Summary of Findings from the NBGH/Welltok Employee Survey
Looks at what role employees believe their employers should have in helping them to improve their health, and what employers can do to help motivate employees to improve their own health.

Seven Ways to Engage Managers in Employee Health and Well-being Seven Ways to Engage Managers in Employee Health and Well-being
Reviews each of 7 methods employers are using to maximize middle managers’ support of for health and well-being programs.

Program Participation: Enlist and Leverage Leadership Support Program Participation: Enlist and Leverage Leadership Support
Looks at the evidence of the effect of leadership support on wellness program participation.

 

 

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Workforce Strategy 2018
Our annual conference is the best source of leading-edge content, high powered networking and up-to-the-minute sharing of new ideas and best practices for large employers focused on well-being, productivity and workforce strategy.

Physical Health Resources
Access all Business Group resources on Physical Health.

Moving from Wellness to Wellbeing
Annual survey results that look at the types of programs employers are offering to improve employee well-being, the challenges they have faced and how they have leveraged incentives to engage employees.

Job Satisfaction Resources
Access all Business Group resources on Job Satisfaction.

 

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