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Why corporate wellness is an important part of your learning strategy

Prioritizing corporate wellness can improve workplace performance

Employees can’t perform at their best if they don’t feel their best. Poor work-life balance, low nutrition, over-exhaustion, and a lack of stress management could all contribute negatively to employees’ productivity and ability to engage at work.

Burnout is costing some companies billions of dollars every year due to rising healthcare costs, turnover rates, absenteeism, and presenteeism—when an employee comes to work but underperforms due to stress or other health-related issues.  

Thankfully, companies can boost the success of their employees and their organization by adding employee wellness training into existing learning strategies. A dynamic and holistic approach to corporate wellness can result in:

Remarkable ROI

A critical meta-analysis on the costs and savings associated with employee wellness programs revealed an average ratio of 6:1 return on investment. Medical costs fall by about $3.27 and absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent on employee wellness programs.

Increased productivity  

One survey measured about a 10 percent increase in productivity and participation due to corporate wellness programs that helped employees improve their diet and exercise habits. This was a small study, but it has big implications for companies looking to improve their operational productivity through health policies.

Happier, healthier employees

Supporting employee wellbeing not only improves a company’s bottom line, but it also expresses corporate care for employees. The Care Study, a survey designed to study the impact of employees’ perceived care from employers, revealed all of the following benefits for employees who feel cared for: 

    • They intend to stay with the organization significantly longer
    • They’re more likely to recommend the organization as a great place to work
    • They experience less stress
    • They’re significantly more engaged
    • They’re less likely to experience burnout
    • They feel more included at work
Tackle corporate wellness with the Everyday Wellbeing series on OpenSesame

The Everyday Wellbeing series from Maestro is a 10-course curriculum that teaches your team the well-rounded habits that make up a healthy lifestyle, including hydration, nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Everyday Wellbeing introduces the basic science of these wellness principles and provides clear strategies for how your team can integrate them into their own life.

These courses meet employees where they’re at, help them establish their own health goals, and provide next-steps for moving forward. Each module provides a few action items and printable job aids so it’s easier than ever for learners to start making progress toward a healthier lifestyle.

About the Author

We’re Maestro. A team of talented individuals who love using design and technology to solve problems. We’ve partnered with OpenSesame to design learning that helps people and brands perform beautifully. Learning that’s intentionally crafted to inspire growth in your business and in the life of each person on your team. Visit to learn more.

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