Towards Corporate Wellness: Health Culture and Wellness
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Towards Corporate Wellness: Health Culture and Wellness Programs
Towards Corporate Wellness: Health Culture and Wellness Programs

Author(s): Barbara Mazur, Marta Mazur-Małek
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: wellness programs; health culture; organizations; good practices

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present wellness programs as means leading to thecreation of culture of health in organizations. The notion of culture of health is becomingincreasingly important for companies as statistics show that the number of health-relatedwork problems is steadily increasing. As a result, labor costs are systematically increasing. Totackle this problem, companies began to introduce health and wellness programs to improvethe psychophysical health of their employees. The article includes an overview of the conceptof health-promoting company culture. It also identifies factors determining its success amongemployees, defines factors that limit employee participation and presents good practices fordisease prevention through employee-oriented programs. This article is based on a literaturereview, including both: literature and statistical data available in official data bases. In manycases, research confirms the usefulness of wellness programs in the process of building a corporateculture of health. It also shows factors limiting the usability of such programs, whichleads to companies being able to develop and improve.

  • Issue Year: 9/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 45-61
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English