Progressive companies are more conscious than ever about the benefits of investing in their human resources and are creating outstanding well-being programs for their employees. Whether they’re for teaching their employees how to stop drinking, lose weight, or deal with anxiety, there’s probably a program in your company that’s right for you – and if not, there’s probably another company out there you could be looking to go to.
Physical health drives companies like Microsoft and Google, who have a wide range of programs, from medical services and full body massages to cooking lessons. In other companies such as ASANA, they use free time as a means to increase productivity. With PTO and napping time, the company is responsible for having their employees active and relaxed. When it comes to fitness, some companies go the extra mile to motivate their employees. Companies like Draper offer complete weight loss programs and even encourage their employees with cash prizes.
Sun Life covers more than seven types of mental health professionals, and in 2017 increased psychological benefits from $1,200 to $12,000 per family member. And the popular Starbucks operates under the philosophy of “valuing individuals and contributions.” They like to see their employees as “partners,” and their program “Thrive Wellness” provides information, tools, and culture to improve physical and mental health. The list is vast, and some employers have figured out the importance of turning to online therapy as a mean to increase productivity.
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If you want better results, you should start by taking control of your own path to improvement. The decision to get better is yours, and these programs are just one more tool to add to your repertoire. If you want long lasting results, start by creating your own plan.
If your company doesn’t have any employee wellness programs, don’t hesitate to approach them about it. Most companies are open to suggestions, and your feedback can be crucial to providing the company with visibility of a program that meets the employees’ needs. You can contribute to the growth of the company and the psychological well-being of your entire team.
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Omar E. Martínez is a freelance writer and a therapist specialised in the fields of clinical psychology and personal development. He helps clients regain control of their lives through optimism and cognitive-behavioural therapy.