After the action plan has been developed, it's time to start implementing the action plan.
Objectives that are outlined in the action plan will require various activities.
For example, strengthening your workplace culture may require “developing a health
policy” or increasing employee engagement & participation may require doing “an
employee health interest survey”. Formally introducing corporate policies that address
workplace health are an essential step to creating sustainable change. For more
information on how to develop a workplace health policy, download the Better Health,
Better Business: A Workplace Health Improvement Guide
When developing a workplace health program it is important to continually communicate
to everyone. Promoting your program can be done in a number of different ways:
- Internet or intranet postings
- Bulletin boards
- Management messages
- Flyer, pamphlets and brochures
- Exhibition fairs
- Email or mail
Help Pit Stop: Tools to Help
Need more information to help you implement your workplace health program? Check out the
Better Health Better Business: Support Toolkit. It is a great resource with many more examples of actions you can take to build a workplace health program.
Once you are off the ground with your workplace health program, it is important
to maintain momentum. Implementation and evaluation can be challenging but try to maintain momentum by:
- Planning for some quick wins (short term success). These will help to raise your
profile and build momentum.
- Celebrating milestones along the way so you can track where you are in relation
to your goal.
- Planning ahead and adjusting your timelines as needed.