Your boss wants you to be healthy and, with the majority of them, it isn’t just to better manage the company health plan.
A study of some 500 business leaders from across all industries and company sizes found that nine out of 10 managers believe there’s a direct link between a healthy workforce and a productive one. Further, more than half of those surveyed consider employee health so critical to the company’s success that they are willing to invest in it and rank it as a top strategic goal.
This information comes from online research by the Health Enhancement Research Organization. While differences in employee health prioritization and company commitment to improving health emerged in various industries, overall the study concluded that most employers aren’t merely motivated by cost control when they make investments in employee health.