Workwell Model

Developed by business for business, and based on robust evidence, the BITC Workwell model demonstrates the benefits of taking a strategic, proactive approach to wellness and engagement and provides practical support to help businesses take action.

The Workwell model highlights the need for collaboration. It’s the employer’s job to create an environment where employees can make healthy lifestyle choices, but employees must take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

- Professor Cary Cooper CBE,
Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health,Lancaster University & Chair of Academy of Social Sciences

Together, the four segments of the model cover the actions businesses need to take to create an environment where employees can make informed, healthy choices.

The workwell tool is currently being migrated, in the meantime, please explore the links to the right for measures that you can use to develop your own wellness and engagement programme, and case studies showing how other businesses have tackled the issues.

The BITC Public Reporting Guidelines: Employee Wellness and Engagement include key metrics for measuring the effectiveness of wellness and engagement strategies.

The model also highlights the need for employees to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing through the five ways to wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation. You can use the case study template to share your own experiences of how promoting health and wellbeing has delivered benefits to your people and your business.