This paper reviews the evolution of ExxonMobil's employee wellbeing program, the Culture of Health, and learnings that have been gathered from 14 years of the program's expansion. The Culture of Health program began in the United States as an initial health and wellness offering, and has evolved in to a full wellbeing program that includes participation incentives, biometrics, a health assessment and awareness campaigns. A global Culture of Health pilot program was launched in 2013, which proved to be successful and led to the global Culture of Health program roll out that is occurring at locations around the world today.
The main factors that have contributed to the success of Culture of Health include the integrated framework that surrounds key program components, the organizational support provided by various internal ExxonMobil teams, and the robust set of centralized tools and resources that enable Culture of Health advocates to efficiently promote the program and raise awareness among employees.
Through the evolution of Culture of Health and the launch of the global pilot program, fundamental learnings have been obtained that provide insight to how a comprehensive wellbeing program can be adapted for a variety of global audiences. This paper discusses the factors that are critical for program success, including existing organizational and operational mechanisms, central guidance and leadership engagement, in addition to aspects that may not be necessary for program success, like monetary incentives.
Brown, Eric, and Sang D. Choi. "Obesity and the Risk for Occupational Injuries: A Literature Review." Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science, 17 July 2015, doi:10.5455/jeos.20150715120050.
Hammond, Ross A., and Ruth Levine. "The Economic Impact of Obesity in the United States." Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, vol. 3, 17 Aug. 2010, pp. 285–295. Dove Press Journal, doi:10.2147/DMSOTT.S7384.
Looking for more?
Some of the OnePetro partner societies have developed subject- specific wikis that may help.