We’ve all heard of Stephen R. Covey’s, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It’s a foundational text for business leaders who want to be more productive and successful in their lives and careers. Based on some of Covey’s advice, the following are five wellness habits of successful and healthy workplaces.

They take a proactive approach to well-being

Time and time again, studies show that companies who make employee wellness a priority — and employees who make their own wellness a priority — experience significantly greater success. It can be difficult for individuals to make the time for wellness when faced with the stresses of work and other personal obligations. However, when their company is committed to making wellness a priority, that provides options and encouragement that may not have existed before. Making wellness a priority equals success at the personal and corporate level.

They visualize their desired results

Workplaces that encourage a forward-thinking, growth mindset are more likely to offer positive opportunities for personal betterment and as a result, yield satisfied employees. As an organization and an individual, it’s important to visualize where you want to be and what you want to accomplish. As a result, goals, tasks and purpose will likely be pointed in the direction you want to go.

They focus on win-win outcomes

This is particularly evident in the case of what an organization is willing to do for its employees. When it comes to the investment of wellness initiatives for employees, the initial concern of ROI on a seemingly “intangible” cost can sometimes be a sticky point of discussion. However, as survey after survey reports, the ROI isn’t so intangible. In fact, providing programs that help individuals improve and be healthier results in an improved and healthier business — a win-win for everyone in the organization.

They value communication and feedback

Like Covey’s “seek to understand and be understood” habit, workplace cultures that value transparent and open communication result in greater engagement and increased innovation. When individuals feel heard, they are more willing to invest increased effort in their work. These companies have leaders who understand the value of emotional intelligence and the need for understanding at every level of the organization.

They encourage continual learning and improvement

A leading factor in higher employee retention rates can be attributed to an individual’s opportunity to grow, learn and transform within an organization. This is a priority that is established by leadership and stressed at every level of the organization. When resources are provided for employees to improve both personally and professionally, individuals feel a greater connection to their workplace and those they work with.

Each of these habits of healthy and successful workplaces all have one thing in common: a focus on the well-being of the individual. Workplaces that focus on their employees always benefit in the end. ClassPass Corporate Wellness can help your organization provide the kind of wellness that results in greater success — for everyone.

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