D.B.A. Baker College (Michigan), 2013.
Specialization: Business; Organizational behavior
Wellness programs in the workplace: A case study on barriers to employee involvement
112 pages. UMI #: AAT 3566395
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There is a problem with the lack of participation in wellness programs in the workplace. The conceptual framework for this case study is that wellness programs promote better health, which can help a company by having employees who are more healthy, productive, and satisfied at work. This case study was conducted at the ABC Company, a Midwest utility, and investigated employee participation in wellness programs. There were 20 employees selected randomly from a population of 225 to be interviewed. Interview questions asked why employees do not participate in the wellness programs, what they see as a benefit from participation, how the ABC Company could communicate the benefits of participation better, and what changes could be made to improve participation. This study provides the ABC Company a foundation upon which they could improve their wellness program and attract more employees to participate. Results showed that employees understand the benefits of wellness programs, that the programs benefit both the employee and the ABC Company, and that employees were not familiar with what wellness programs the company provided or what a wellness program encompasses. The results of this study can also be a guide to other companies about how to most effectively implement a wellness program.