According to The Gallup Organization, only 24% of employees at companies that offer a wellness program actually participate in it. What’s more, only 12% of employees strongly agree that they have substantially higher overall well-being because of their employer. Today we’ll discuss what’s wrong with the traditional approach to workplace wellness, and how your organization can improve health, employee engagement, and the bottom line by taking a whole-person approach that allows employees to thrive across five universal elements of well-being:

  • Purpose/Career: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
  • Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life
  • Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
  • Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
  • Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Doug Stover is a senior managing consultant with Gallup. He’s business leader for Gallup’s Well-being consulting practice, a strategic advisor for Gallup’s leading clients, and a public speaker on well-being in corporate environments.

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