Managing During Remote Work Period
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Encouraging excellent work should be the goal of all managers on the CWRU Campus. One proven tool supervisors have in their employee toolkit is the award winning CWRU Wellness Program. Program participation offers a cash incentive for those using one of the university’s medical plans. More importantly, taking part helps faculty and staff decrease stress, improve health, form bonds with others on campus and generally feel good about CWRU as a place to work.
Each fall, participants can enter the incentive program by completing a Tobacco Attestation Form, Biometric Screening and Health Risk Assessment (HRA). Wellness Participants are those who complete these three activities and choose to use one of the CWRU medical insurance plans. Those folks will receive an additional $25 a month in their paycheck the following year. Participants also have the opportunity to earn $100-200 by completing classes one or two of the multi-week program series we offering in person or on line. Details are “How to Participate” page.
All benefits eligible faculty and staff are invited to participate in any of the Wellness programs, regardless of whether they are receiving the incentive.
What you can do as a manager?
- Allow flexible schedules for your staff to attend series, most of which take place once a week for 8 weeks. Allowing a few minutes of leeway for your employee to get to class just once a week can make a big difference. Let them know in a staff meeting or in one on one meetings that you support attendance. You may even consider adding “attend a Wellness stress management series” or similar to the annual objectives for your staff.
- Become a captain or join a team of participants in our annual 12-week physical activity programs like Coast to Coast.
- Register and attend a series or two each year. It is much easier to describe Books@Work or Meditation for example, if you have had the experience of attending it yourself.
- Ask about the classes, programs and services in which your staff are participating.
- Suggest that the most involved staff become Wellness Champions. These are people who help the Wellness Team spread the word about our programming to others on campus.
The robust Wellness Website details how the program works and includes registration forms for upcoming classes. All faculty and staff are also welcome to request our monthly newsletter by writing to Zach Brommerich and asking to be placed on the newsletter list.