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Corporate wellness from Jen & Steve Speak

January 01, 2021

Corporate wellness from Jen & Steve Speak
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This is the fifth episode in Ingram Micro’s replay series, where we share with you some of our favorite episodes over the last year that will be helpful to you right now.

In 2019, Aflac Workforces reported that 70% of employees that were enrolled in wellness programs reported higher job satisfaction than those not enrolled in the company’s program. 

A ClassPass survey found 88% of the people they surveyed stated they were more likely to recommend an employer who supported their well-being efforts. 

In this episode from July 2020, Jennifer Daily-Gress and Steven Procknal of Jen and Steve Speak offer advice for starting a successful corporate wellness program in the wake of the pandemic. 

We chat about: 

  • How they’re helping corporations keep their employees physically and mentally well.

  • How you can start your year to set yourself up for personal wellness.

  • How you can lead your team professionally to be more well in 2021.



Corporate wellness: management tips

It should be expected that people are going to feel apprehensive about coming back to the office. Whether you decide to launch a corporate wellness plan or not, make sure to do these two things:
  1. Acknowledge and support your employees. Make sure they know you have their back. Although times are still uncertain, be supportive and transparent for your staff. Consider implementing special breaks for fostering the sense of community you might have lost.
  2. Keep communication transparent. Your team should know that lines of communication are always open. As a leadership team, you need to proactively ask for feedback and ideas; otherwise, there are folks who probably won’t feel comfortable speaking up.
Implementing a corporate wellness program with these two components front-of-mind will make it more of a group effort and more successful.

"Senior management putting their weight behind initiatives for wellness counts for a lot." — Jennifer Daily Gress

Managing individual stress at work

By providing your employees with these stress-management tools, you’re letting them know you’re committed to being supportive.
  1. Breathing exercises. Breathe in for 4 counts, breathe out for 4 counts.
  2. Put your attention toward what you can control. Get your mind off the things you can’t change.
  3. Establish a morning and evening routine. Consistency can help you regain agency over your day.

Find more about how Jen and Steve give back to the community with:
Yogis in Service
Power Yoga Buffalo
November Project
Jennifer’s work on Medium
Girls On The Run Buffalo

Questions about corporate wellness or would like Jen and Steve to come to your office? Contact Jennifer and Steve through their website HERE
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