Wellness coordinators don’t always get the recognition they deserve. They are responsible for a variety of tasks, as well as the preparation and evaluation of wellness initiatives. As a wellness coordinator, your attitude can not only make or break employee participation but can impact how well an employee does throughout the wellness program. Taking a positive, proactive approach to your wellness program can make wellness initiatives more popular and effective.
Being a proactive wellness coordinator means taking action when it comes to your wellness program. A proactive wellness coordinator will reach out to employees, encourage them, and empower them to make healthy changes in their lives. Taking a proactive approach to employee wellness is more effective than a reactive approach for many different reasons:
- Health and wellness is an ongoing process – there is always action to be taken.
- Activity is contagious, so the more effort you put into employee wellness, the more your co-workers will, too.
- A positive, proactive approach sets employees up for success by providing a strong foundation that helps employees develop motivation, excitement, and momentum.