There is a lot of general information available on increasing employee wellbeing, about food, exercise, sleep, etcetera. And although the information can be interesting and increase awareness, it rarely leads to structural behavioral changes. Why is that the case? Behavioral changes are not simply achieved by processing information alone, but depends on various personal and environmental factors. Everyone is unique, and will require different things to remain fit and energized. Whilst being in a meeting can be stressful for some, it can be relaxing for others. The same applies to exercise; for some this can be a source of energy, whilst it can be very taxing for others. And while some people really enjoy social interaction and find it relaxing, it can be exhausting for others. I often see people applying many suggestions they got from inspirational webinars, blogs, articles, etcetera, only to have to give up a few weeks later. Why? Because they are missing one important question: what works for me personally?
Requirement to succeed: If you want to achieve sustainable behavioral changes, you need to tailor the generic lessons to meet the individual needs and circumstances of your employees.