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The Five Pillars of Employee Behavior Change
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How to Build a Culture of Well-being at Your Company?

Today more than ever, employers are focused on how to improve the employee experience and fundamentally the well-being of their workforce. But building a culture of well-being is no small feat, and having a long-term impact on employees’ health and well-being at home and work is an even bigger challenge.

In this white paper, we’ll explore the 5 pillars of employee behavior change that will help you build a culture of well-being at your company.

First, focus on intrinsic motivation. Most programs “fail” because it was never about weaving a new behavior into the employees’ personal lives. For long-term benefits, there needs to be much more — programs need to be holistic.

Second, let employees choose a well-being program that is specific to their needs. Research shows that letting your employees choose how they will tackle their health and well-being goals—and how they’d like to be acknowledged—is key.

Third, focus on one healthy habit at a time. We want and normally try to change all negative behaviors at once, but we all know this doesn’t work. It can take up to 88 days to form a new habit. Enable employees to focus on just one habit at a time so that the behavior change sticks.

Fourth, make sure the program is person-centered rather than what’s clinical or medical. In other words, accept a person where they are and support them in whatever change they want to focus on.

Last, create an environment where employees make healthy decisions. A well-designed environment can impact people’s habits and make them more (or less likely) to behave in certain ways.

Behavior change is challenging, but using these five pillars we’ve outlined will empower employees to be healthy, while creating an inclusive culture of well-being, and a more sustainable and profitable business.


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