HR PROFESSIONAL SPEAKS WITH
LEADERSHIP AND WELLNESS COACH
GAIL VOISIN ON HOW TO THINK
(WAY) BEYOND PROGRAMS FOR A
HEALTHIER, HAPPIER AND MORE
By Melissa Campeau
Many organizations will spend hundreds of thousands
of dollars on developing and implementing corporate
wellness only to be faced with waning enthusiasm and
interest just a short while down the road. That’s a huge
missed opportunity since wellness, when done right and effectively
sustained, boosts employees’ overall health and helps an organiza-tion
save money and reap greater profits.
What’s missing in many cases is a holistic approach to well-ness.
According to an Ivey Business School report published in
2015 (see sidebar), there are several big-picture factors critical for
the success of corporate wellness. They include business strategy
alignment, a supportive environment and organizational culture.
TOTAL BALANCE AND INTEGRATION MODEL
How employees are able to manage stress
is an important aspect of wellness
Chart and author photo courtesy of Gail Voisin
Leadership and wellness coach, Gail Voisin
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