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Make Your “ALL STAR” Wellness Team

You know how the saying goes, There’s no “I” in team. Unfortunately, those of you in HR roles wear many hats, and may very well be the entire team. But, in order to achieve a results oriented wellness program you must have a delegated team to execute objectives. If you are doing it all yourself chances are you will get burned out or something else is being neglected. A Best in Class wellness program does not roll out a bunch of activities and hand out some prizes. One of the seven key stages of a Best in Class wellness program is the development of a high performing wellness team. We will discuss how you can use the resources you already have to put together your all star/dream team for wellness.

Diversify: Your team should be comprised of employees from several different departments and at different levels of management. They can provide feedback from a different prospective. This will ensure your program initiatives will penetrate the entire organization and with a consistent message. Include top/middle/lower level management, front line employees, health care provider, communications, marketing, secretaries, employees assistance, healthy, unhealthy, men, women, young, and old.

Structure: Each organization will be different when it comes to the way your wellness team will function. If you want a high performing wellness team you should include at least 8 people with fulltime and part-time responsibilities. One of the 8 team member should be formally trained in health & wellness. These team members should be selected and not solely volunteered.

Execute: Your All Star team should meet monthly. The meeting should be documented with metrics, objectives, outcomes, and feedback. You have to know where you are to know where you are going.

Fun: Don’t take the fun out of wellness. You want team members to share ideas, get their departments engaged, and be successful.

That’s it! Your All Star team is ready to be high performing wellness machine. If your organization is not equipped to assemble a wellness team with all the pieces, just start somewhere. Scale down the aforementioned suggestions to fit your organizations need.

If you need a list of free resources on how to diversify, structure, and execute your high performing wellness team or best in class wellness program email us at dlmyers@lswfitness.com

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Written by: Dawnyse

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