Assess your current situation and needs
The following key actions are recommended for this step:
- Complete an analysis of your workplace to determine where you are now compared to where you want to be on your workplace wellness journey. Discussing and examining what assets and strengths you already have, and identifying ways to build on those assets brings people together in creating the positive change you are working toward.
- Understand your organization’s readiness for the change to your new approach and creating a wellness-supporting environment. Review and discuss the results of your readiness assessment with employees to help you identify how open the people in your organization are to adopting new practices. Use what you’ve learned to set realistic goals and timelines for your workplace wellness plan that fit with your culture.
- Determine both your long-term and short-term wellness goals and objectives based on the information you’ve gathered. Ensure your strategic goals address what was identified in your organization’s evaluation of its readiness for change and that your objectives help you build on the existing strengths of your people and the assets of your organization.
Find more information, tools and resources to help you below:
- Workplace mental health promotion – How-to-Guide By CMHA Ontario
- Evaluating Health Promotion Programs – Introductory Workbook By Public Health Ontario
- Healthy Workplace – Template includes information on assessing your situation
By the University of Alberta
- Workplace Wellness – A Roadmap for your Journey (presentation)
- Employee Needs Assessment Survey for stop smoking activities and supports in the workplace
- Checklist of Considerations for stop smoking activities and supports
Created by the Workplace Wellness Movement
- Workplace Health and Wellness Survey
By the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
- Assembling the Pieces: An Implementation Guide to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
By the Canadian Standards Association and the Mental Health Commission of Canada
Workplace Wellness Case Studies by the Conference Board of Canada
- Wellness Metrics in Action – Conception Bay: Reducing Absenteeism
- Wellness Metrics in Action – CMP Advanced Mechanical: Low Cost, High Return
- Wellness Metrics in Action – Telus: A Culture of Health and Wellness
- Wellness Metrics in Action – Lakeside Process Controls: Increasing Employee Engagement
- Wellness Metrics in Action – Toronto East General Hospital: Evaluation Through Feedback