Vitality and resilience are important for sustainable employability. Health is something intimate and how an organization deals with the health of its employees is therefore personally experienced. Fostering a culture of wellness to give employees the tools and motivation they need to be successful is simply a good investment. The ROI for investing in the holistic health of employees has been proven many times over*, but how do you approach that as a company? In practice, there is sometimes a lack of time, which puts pressure on the execution and turns a great mission into a paper tiger.
Designing well-being into work
In addition to increased awareness of the importance of health (mental and physical), experiencing meaning in ones work and having a sense of belonging are also more important than ever before. This calls for a more holistic view of the overall well-being of employees. Where we used to talk about "work-life balance", it is now about "designing well-being into work". In turn, a healthy workforce correlates to a high employee engagement.
Approach and Well-being gain
Together with you, we look at where well-being gains can be achieved, in conjunction with the company mission.
What obstacles there are and what is needed to bring well-being to life on your work'floor'. Health is a
continuous process, by monitoring the results, responding flexibly to what is going on in constant dialogue
with the customer, we make well-being part of your company culture. Making health a fun thing, for healthy, enthusiastic employees are productive employees and a company that takes good care of its employees is an attractive employer.
With our 20+ years of experience in the workplace, 2blossom forms a dynamic link between policy and perception with support base creation, participation, fun, a holistic approach and optimization as spearheads.
* See bottom right: Research into the positive effect of a good wellness strategy.
Laura Hoekstra is an expert on preventative health who translates policy into perception using a holistic lens. She helps organizations with sustainable employability by rolling out their well-being policy in an effective, stakeholder supported way, making vitality vivid. Her profile: A curious connecter who combines her strengths in analytical thinking and empathy to search out root causes and work towards solutions. Motto: Learning is growth.
Lilai Chan, Executive Assistant ELSEVIER | RELX
"Nowadays we receive a lot about wellness etc, but I thought this webinar was slightly different, the interaction was very refreshing and certainly worth repeating" .
"The Speeddate Re-Thinking Resilience gave me a lot of insight into a personal matter I had been struggling with for a long time and helped me to take the needed steps into regaining my balance. Laura is sharp, compassionate and knows how to help you find your own solution".
Virginie Wagenaar- Product Manager Reed Busines Information
The Speeddate consultation was very useful. Through a number of clear advices I can already arrange my eating pattern in a (much) healthier way. Luckily the tips are easily realisable and after a week I already notice that I have more energy during the afternoon.
Leading by example
Leaders who are passionate advocates for health and well-being and who are directly involved in fostering a culture of wellness are a critical driver of employee engagement and successes. For instance let your companies leaders share their personal testemonials of their health journey.
* Janet L. Bly, Robert C. Jones, and Jean E. Richardson, “Impact of worksite health promotion on health care costs and utilization: Evaluation of Johnson & Johnson's Live for Life Program ,” JAMA 256, no. 23 (1986): pp. 3235–40;
* Jessica Grossmeier et al., “LP linking workplace health promotion best practices and organizational financial performance ,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 58, no. 1 (2016): pp. 16–23;
* Ron Z Goetzel et al., “The stock performance of C. Everett Koop Award winners compared with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 58, no. 1 (2016): pp. 9–15;
* Raymond Fabius et al., “The link between workforce health and safety and the health of the bottom line: tracking market performance of companies that nurture a ‘culture of health’ ,”
* Katherine Baicker, David Cutler, and Zirui Song, “Workplace wellness programs can generate savings ,” Health Affairs 29, no. 2 (2010): pp. 304–11.
It's our pleasure to think along regarding your well-being policy. We would be happy to explore the options with you during a noncommittal conversation.
We are bombarded with health & nutrition fads & marketing adds. 2Blossom breaks it down to simplicity, holistically & based on the latest research
2blossom has one solid root: Laura Hoekstra, 'health ambassador', qualified as an integrative health consultant & coach. She helps organizations with sustainable employability by providing trainings and translating policy into perception using a
holistic lens. Hereby combining her strengths in analytical thinking and empathy to search out root
causes and work towards solutions." In her practice she also helps clients 1 on 1. "My passion is letting people get the best out of themselves".