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Lifegain Health Culture Audit®
By Judd Allen, Ph.D. with assistance from Rodney McCormick, Ph.D.

Lifegain Health Culture Audit examines the root causes of wellness behavior by identifying cultural strengths in your organization and barriers to wellness. The anonymous online survey also examines health behavior, lifestyle change efforts and program preferences. The survey is ideal for evaluating and planning wellness programs. Survey questions are tailored to the vision, program planning needs and goals of a wellness program. The norms questions are developed in consultation with the client so that they measure cultural expectations for behaviors that match the organization's goals. So, for example, a program that is engaged in addressing safety issues would include norm questions related to workplace safety. Questions are also available for measuring broad wellness themes such as healthy fun, mutual respect, full potentials and self care. When appropriate, question sets are added to measure lifestyle strengths, lifestyle change, programming preferences and employee feedback about past wellness programs.

$3,000 includes online survey and report.

Report Features Extensive reports create a picture of both employee well-being and the health of your corporate culture. The Lifegain Health Culture Audit reports are also taylored to client preferences. So, for example, comparision to data from past surveys or comparable organizations can be included in the report. An executive summary and PowerPoint presentation can also be created. Results can be broken down by location, demographic and employment groups. Results can be benchmarked against an extensive database of other company experiences. Repeated use of the survey can measure progress in creating a wellness culture.

Cultural Measures The survey measures employees' perceptions of organizational priorities and cultural norms. This information assists in assessing and prioritizing norm goals. In addition, the survey examines peer support at work and at home. Informal and formal cultural touch points such as rewards, communication, training and confrontation are examined. The Lifegain Health Culture Audit also examines work climate factors such as sense of community, shared vision and positive outlook.

Performance and Programmatic Measures A Lifestyle Strengths Profile can be included in the survey to examine behavior such as work-life balance, physical activity, healthy eating, safety and smoking. Employees report on their current lifestyle change efforts and their level success in achieving lifestyle change goals. Additional survey questions can be included to assess program satisfaction, barriers to participation and employee preferences regarding the format and content of future wellness programming.

Sample Culture Questions Employees are asked to indicate their level of agreement to statements that reflect a healthy culture. Samples statements follow:

  1. My immediate supervisor models a healthy lifestyle.
  2. My workplace demonstrates its commitment to supporting healthy lifestyles through its use of resources such as time, space and money.
  3. People in my work unit are taught skills needed to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  4. In my work unit, people are rewarded and recognized for efforts to live a healthy lifestyle.
  5. My work unit has a positive outlook (for example, people enjoy their work, celebrate accomplishments, adopt a "we can do it" attitude and bring out the best in each other).
  6. My immediate coworkers support one another's efforts to adopt healthier lifestyle practices.
  7. It is normal in my work unit to come to work rested.

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