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Should business invest in the health of its workers?

Should business invest in the health of its workers? Purpose – This article aims to describe the implementation of a health and wellbeing programme at Unilever in the United Kingdom. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken in the article is a descriptive analysis of the setting up and ongoing progress of the programme. Findings – Finds that a large majority of participants had higher energy levels since joining the programme, probably because they were more physically active, and were better able to cope with the pressures and stressors of being senior executives in a large organization. Originality/value – The article illustrates how the programme has proved to be of benefit not only to employees but also to the business itself: a true win/win situation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Workplace Health Management Emerald Publishing

Should business invest in the health of its workers?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1753-8351
DOI
10.1108/17538350810865604
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – This article aims to describe the implementation of a health and wellbeing programme at Unilever in the United Kingdom. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken in the article is a descriptive analysis of the setting up and ongoing progress of the programme. Findings – Finds that a large majority of participants had higher energy levels since joining the programme, probably because they were more physically active, and were better able to cope with the pressures and stressors of being senior executives in a large organization. Originality/value – The article illustrates how the programme has proved to be of benefit not only to employees but also to the business itself: a true win/win situation.

Journal

International Journal of Workplace Health ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 28, 2008

Keywords: Personal health; Workplace; Organizations; Senior managers; United Kingdom

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