Wellbeing Programs Are a Post-COVID Business Essential

By Andrea J. Miller COVID has brought wellbeing to the forefront of the agenda of most companies. This shifted the corporate view of wellbeing programs as a nice box to check to a business essential for maintaining staff engagement, productivity, and retention. This article explores why it’s so important that businesses have a program in place in order to thrive in our post-COVID world and a few strategies you can implement. What Exactly is Wellbeing, and Why Does it Matter? In Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter defined wellbeing in five key areas that shape our lives: careers, relationships, finances, physical health, and community wellbeing. Your list may include other elements, such as personal development, environment, or fun/recreation. But generally speaking, it’s about ensuring we have enough of those essential elements to make life feel worthwhile. Research has shown that wellbeing can have a profound …

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