Corporate wellness programs including those that offer healthy vending machine options can also have a positive impact on both employee’s health and on the company’s productivity, but only if the wellness program is implemented carefully.
A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found that wellness program participation “improved average worker productivity by over 4 percent” which is roughly equivalent “to adding one additional day of productive work per month for each employee” (Gubler, Larkin, & Pierce,2017, p. 2). Taken one step further, researchers determined that by using diet and exercise, sick and healthy employees increased their productivity by 10 percent.
There are, however, several important caveats to consider.
Wellness programs or interventions in can occur in many different forms from fitness activities to healthy food choices in the office break room vending machine. The best choices for your specific organization will likely vary from the organization next door. Ask your Atlanta employees for their opinions and preferences. To start the conversation, consider a few of the following options.
Whether you are looking to offer Pantry Service, add a new vending machine or create the ultimate break room, Southern Refreshment Services can help. In addition, we offer a wide variety of products and services that can help boost your employees’ wellness, morale, and productivity. Call us at 770-939-9299 for more information.
Gubler, T., Larkin, I., and Pierce, L. (2017, June 28). Doing Well by Making Well: The Impact of Corporate Wellness Programs on Employee Productivity. Forthcoming, Management Science. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2811785
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