Creating a healthy workplace
People’s working patterns and locations as well as how they travel to, from and for work have an impact on both their psychological and physical wellbeing. We recommend that you pay attention to the health and wellness of your employees in general however don’t forget to include these vital work and travel impacts areas. As outlined here there are many reasons why improving working and travelling patterns and reducing work-related travel impacts are beneficial to businesses and employees.
BITC’s Business Action on Health campaign has developed, with the Business Action on Health Leadership Team and its network of specialist practitioners, a BITC Workwell Model and A.C.T.I.O.N! Tool. These tools frame what we mean by a healthy workplace and support organisations in the process to demonstrating business benefits. The premise behind all of this work is that Healthy People = Healthy Profits.
The Workwell Model
The BITC Workwell Model promotes an integrated, holistic and strategic approach to promoting employee health and wellbeing. It outlines actions that both employers and employees can take to create a healthy workplace. The model also demonstrates the business benefits for employers who take a proactive approach to the prevention of illness and promotion of health and wellbeing. Click on the model to find further information, case studies and business metrics to help you develop a health and wellbeing programme in your own organisation.
The BITC A.C.T.I.O.N! Tool promotes a process to support a company’s journey from Health & Safety compliance to demonstrating the business benefits. BITC’s A.C.T.I.O.N! tool is a distillation of the Towers Watson 12 step approach to developing a health and wellbeing programme. It offers a straightforward approach for organisations wanting to optimise the health and wellbeing of their employees and reap the bottom line benefits. Click here to see the tool with links to further campaign resources.