Corporate Health: A Holistic Approach


Corporate health is a 360-degree approach to a healthy organization. Not only does it involve the bottom line, it also produces a healthy culture by fast-tracking how change is managed, employee/department engagement and performance, turnover rate from all angles, a fostered learning and developmental environment, and most importantly, the facilitation that employees are your brand.

In today’s article, we look into the topic of corporate health with respect to a holistic approach.

1. Get the right human resources team

The first and most crucial step involves ensuring you have a human resources department with a good understanding of the holistic approach and how to employ it within your business. The process will always begin with HR, as they search for the top skilled talent to enter the organization. It is important to note that HR success is tied closely to their involvement in all departments and company processes. When they are kept in the loop at all times, they will be fully equipped to coach managers into implementing this practice.

People Are Your Biggest Contributor To Corporate Health

We can all agree that people run your organization. One thing is certain: You and your competitor have people in common. Yes, competing for clients matters. But in the end, your people are your brand, your life-blood and the soul of your company. If everyone were to walk out right now, your business would come to a paralyzing halt, and that precious return on investment could be lost. Competing for and retaining skilled talent should be at the forefront of your agenda.

2.Hire and nurture skilled talent

I have had my fair share of experience in counselling people from many walks of life. There is a root to every negative act, and many are paralysed by their past. We never know what is going on in someone’s head and how an experience could be affecting their performance on the job. Employers are the only ones that hold the key to facilitating a healthy work/life balance by obtaining life and career coaching services for employees. They need to have a healthy mindset to operate at their fullest potential, which gets you closer to that ROI.

Since people spend a lot of time at work, and it is important that they are in a healthy and happy relationship with it.

To achieve corporate health, one rule is simple: Treat employees like they are your brand. They are the first people your customers interact with, and later they will be in the memories of the customers your organization has. But getting to a good place with this is not easy, and there is no Band-Aid method of fixing it. Get to the root of the problem, fix it from the foundation and plant good soil so you will have continuous growth.

3.Give employees the tools to succeed

Hiring top talent is, of course, important, but they need to be trained to think like visionaries. More specifically, train your leaders not to just focus on the broken pieces within their department. They also need to be mindful that their department interrelates with others, and look for the potential dysfunctional processes that may be affecting overall productivity and causing deficiencies within the company.

4.Evaluate results

It is important for you to critically analyse your employees to make sure that they are good fits. Once you have achieved that, you will know whether synergies are being created among departments, processes are adding value to the organization as well as if people within the departments are adding value across all departments.

Make sure you look at how well they respond to pressure and change. Can they get through a crisis and still come out on top? These are key things to constantly be assessing when evaluating employees and how they mesh with your organization.

How people feel about your brand is determined by the interactions they have with the people who work for your business, and HR enables an optimal level of mental health for those people, further empowering them to perform at their best. Change the way you view success in your company by employing the holistic approach to corporate health.

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