A Brief Blog Profile: Corporate Wellness Insights
by Thomas Hynes
The Corporate Wellness Insights blog doesn't espouse wellness in the workplace out of the goodness of their heart. (Though, surely that's part of it.) The thinking is far more strategic. The logic holds that if employees feel good and taken care of, they will then perform better in their official capacities. Employees who are rested and healthy will be more productive. It's not charity so much as it is an investment. And a smart investment at that.
Think about it. If your business were dependent on cars, you'd have the cars taken care of, right? Taking care of people shouldn't be such a revolutionary concept. Here they discuss how providing employees with a small device to help track physical activity helped to see increases in such behavior. In other words, when people could see how inactive they were, they got active. In this post, they offer some other suggestions on workplace wellness, such as chair massages. And, in this post they weigh in (pun intended) on Bloomberg's proposed large soda ban.
Corporate Wellness Insights is actually a lot more than a blog. In full disclosure, helping businesses get the most out of their employees through wellness is their business. But, even if your company doesn't hire them, the insights, examples and case studies do a great job of illustrating the benefits of corporate wellness.