Person-To-Person Can Make The Difference
involvement with participants seemed to drive up satisfaction with
wellness initiatives, said Patty Calvier, Intel senior project manager,
when discussing Intel’s global health wellness program during
audio Webinar "What’s Ahead for Workplace Wellness
sponsored by Wellness Management Information Center.
explained that between the two different types of coaching offered
– on-site or telephonic –the highest rates of
are associated with personal face-to-face coaching.
U.S. and across the globe, two different health risk assessments are
used, said Clavier, but people tend to "prefer the idea of working with
someone in a health check setting or health coaching setting ... so
when it’s a person, the satisfaction goes up; when
person [compared] to [a] computer, there is not as much satisfaction."
for the program, "one of the things we feel is important is to have
peer mentors," said Clavier. "So we do have a wellness champion
program, we call them wellness ambassadors."
believes this interpersonal encouragement aids in keeping people
motivated towards their wellness goals.
enhancing our coaching and reward referrals all the time, through
different support mechanisms," Clavier told participants.
ambassadors know all of the new things that are happening, we meet with
them every month, and give them updates to go out and share with their
peers to tell them about a new weight loss program or a new smoking
cessation program, or the reward points program," she said.
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