I had the pleasure of meeting with a local business owner and Co-CEO the other day and we talked over our business canvases, asked each other questions and facilitated growth through interrogation. It was great.
One of the questions was about the cost of not partnering with us. Before our conversation, I had a tough time articulating the answer to that question. Here’s what I wrote. “I have a difficult time sharing consequences. I choose to live in a world that thinks ahead and adds value. The cost of not partnering with us is difficult to establish as the opportunity for growth is difficult to measure. I know what we can add and have the numbers to show it.”
He thought that was a good response but by the end of that micro-conversation I had a different answer. Here it is. “In 10 years if your organization does not have a wellness program of some kind your business will be playing catch up with other companies who have invested in that competitive advantage. The potential productivity of a company’s human machines has been overlooked for too long and people are starting to realize the power of healthy people, not only to reduce costs, but to increase productivity as well.” I thought that was pretty good and, with that, we moved on to our next bullet.
With the research and development that I’ve already done for you through two years of experience building wellness from the ground up at one Minneapolis business, I’m ready to share what I’ve learned with one other business.
Right now it’s just me so I’m willing to take on one more company client. I personally bring a healthy way of living, relentless work ethic and attention to detail, tools I've created and will take massive action every day. If you don’t believe me, reach out and I’d be happy to have you get in touch with someone who can vouch for me and what I’ve already done.
I am blessed to have recently signed a contract through 2015 which will be our third year. I don’t have access to financials but the company has grown by 20% in each of the last two years. That does not include the reduction in insurance costs. The picture that our program has painted is clear that PGC is taking care of their people and it is showing up not just in the feel around the office, but in the bottom line too. This is not only because of me. There is a Wellness Committee in place that does most of the heavy lifting and I appreciate all that they do very much. Without their contribution what we have worked to create would not be possible or sustainable.
If you continue to wait around because you don’t know how to implement a wellness program at your workplace you will likely soon be out of the game completely. There are enough organizations out there in your sector that will take action with a supercharged group of humans competing to win the same business you’re after every day.