by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

21st century consumers increasingly expect a seamless user experience and operational efficiencies in products, services, and employer-sponsored benefits. 

One way successful well-being pros make the cut — and expand reach — is through partnerships with other support functions (safety, medical, communications, training) and community service groups (local health clubs, hospital wellness programs, nonprofits). Combining forces helps eliminate redundancies and improves customer service. 

To explore the possibilities inside your organization and beyond, answer these questions:

by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Heading into the home stretch of the 2016 Presidential campaign is an ideal time to pull out old glory as a promotional theme. And if you’d rather avoid politics, see if there’s another time of year you can leverage. Some ideas:

  • Election Day Campaign. Run a turn-out-the-vote style campaign, but gear it toward getting registrations. Offer a special signup incentive to those who register after fulfilling their civic duty. (Polling stations often provide voters with a sticker or some other item showing they voted that day.)
by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Businesses learn the most direct route to profitability is retaining key customers. A typical small to mid-size business can double profits in just a few years simply by increasing client retention 5%. 

Well-being managers, on the other hand, continue to strive for the hard to reach — those who have never participated. The reason: These resisters are often the high-risk/high cost elements. 

by Beth Shepard   Beth's profile on LinkedIn  

Whether it’s finding a fitness buddy and a convenient, safe place to walk or planning weekly menus and stocking up on vegetables, successful lifestyle change usually calls for preparation. The following are examples of how workplace well-being participants can get their behavior-change ducks in a row:

  • Choose the right targets. People often get stuck in a self-defeating cycle of tackling the same goals over and over in a series of unsuccessful attempts. With each failure, confidence takes a hit and makes success less likely. If focusing on fitness always leads to disappointment, suggest choosing another big target they’re more ready to change — like eating 5 servings a day of produce, or getting 8 hours of sleep each night. Success in one area of well-being often leads to simultaneous success in another; researchers call it coaction.1