Many companies implement wellness training programs but too many of these programs only include the physiological elements of wellness, often ignoring the mental and emotional aspects of wellness. According to research by Gallup, adjusting wellness programs to encompass elements other than just physical wellbeing can improve the bottom line even more than physical wellness programs alone. Their study found that when organizations incorporate psychological resilience into wellness programs:
- Employees report 41% fewer unhealthy days
- Are more than twice as likely to say they always adapt well to change
- Are 65% less likely to be involved in a workplace accident
- Are 81% less likely to look for a new job when the job market improves
TRACOM’s Adaptive Mindset for Resiliency has been designed to work in conjunction with wellness training programs to develop the needed psychological and emotional skills.
Watch our Resilience and Wellness Video
Stimulating Wellness Using Resiliency Training
- The emotional elements of wellness are as important as physical ones
- Eliminating stress is not the goal, learning to deal effectively with it is
- Retraining your brain is an achievable outcome
Why Resiliency Affects Wellness
Resiliency can be learned and developed, and when embedded with other elements of wellness can significantly enhance the success rates of these programs. Developing resilience helps employees to reframe their stress and develop strategies for coping with challenges, and this is imperative since stress in the modern workplace has become pervasive.
In fact, the American Psychological Association (APA) reports that 75% to 90% of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints, and has found that job pressure is cited as the leading cause of stress in the U.S., being linked to the six leading causes of death– heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.
Our country’s health system often neglects psychological and behavioral factors that are essential to managing stress and chronic diseases.
Norman Anderson , Chief Executive officer of the American Psychological Association.
While resiliency is an essential life skill, it is extremely vital in the world of business. But we can’t expect our employees to know how to be resilient without giving them appropriate training. Resilience and wellness training are important factors for successful employees. By teaching people about the biases that we possess, we can learn how to overcome them and see the more constructive picture.
Wellness Research and Resources
This short video addresses how including the emotional and psychological elements alongside the traditional physical elements of wellness leads to better organizational performance.
TRACOM’s resiliency training is part of robust wellness initiative at a global telecommunications company. Read the case study.
Most existing corporate wellness programs primarily target the physiological aspects of wellness, but a more holistic approach to employee wellness is starting to be researched and understood. This whitepaper looks at the benefits of incorporating resiliency training into your company's wellness program.