One third of adult life is spent at work. In the workplace, where wellness programs are increasingly being used, the understanding of wellness is often limited to a health promotion perspective with programs that target, for example, smoking cessation and weight loss. The aim is often to increase productivity by reducing illness, and unfortunately the positive and subjective dimensions of wellbeing and happiness are often overlooked. Workplaces are beginning to be seen as a setting for optimising physical, psychological and social health.
For the last 3 years, Leith has been researching a Masters of Wellness at RMIT, where wellness is seen as a holistic, multidisciplinary concept. Areas of specialty include Positive Psychology, Workplace Wellness, Wellness Coaching and Wellness Assessments. Leith is a member of the Australia Anywhere Working Research Network founded by Macquarie University providing a framework for collaborative national (and international) research around flexible work practices.
PriceWaterHouseCoopers’ 2010 report titled “Working Towards Wellness” identifies the increasing requirement for corporations to implement wellness strategies in their workplaces and the communities in which they operate. Wellness programs have become an expectation of many potential employees.
Mitchell Services offers:
- Development of the workplace wellness strategy and business case based on best practice and leading workplace wellness research.
- Execution of an integrated workplace wellness framework including strategies to embed a wellness culture.
- Key metrics including engagement and various KPIs to measure the success of wellness programs.