Ken Kurson has had a career spanning many different industries. The consistency throughout different industries in commercial industry is the need for there to be more of an emphasis on health and wellness. This is understood and recognized by many business magnates and titans; but it isn’t necessarily communicated to their employees in a way that’s comprehensible. Moreover, it’s not communicated with the type of regularity that it should be. There needs to be consistent efforts at communicating this important message to them; so that it resonates properly.
According to Ken Kurson and consultants similar to him, there’s a need for there to be a greater recognition of the value of wellness and health in the commercial context, and in business more broadly. This is something that needs to be understood by not only business leaders, but also by their staffs, employees and other stakeholders. Only once this type of recognition is reached and embraced, will there be an ability and also a desire to change the way ordinary consumers and members in a business environment treat these sensitive subjects.
So let’s be clear. Health should always be prized in a primary capacity. That’s to say that everything else should fall back by the waist-side as being secondary and even tertiary to this. That should be understood no matter the context or prism through which the matter is viewed. Let’s also be clear about something else. One’s physical health has no substitute. There is nothing that could possibly be of greater importance; and therefore nothing that could trump it in terms of importance.
So when one considers the various ways that health and wellness can and should be accorded with respect relative to other commercial interests in business and corporate environments, let’s consider things objectively. To be clear, if there isn’t anything more important than one’s health (which obviously there isn’t), than why is this even a question? Why are there still corporate chief-tans and others that don’t treat their employees with the respect they deserve insofar as their health is concerned?
Stakeholders of businesses should seek to communicate to executives of the importance of prizing health and wellness of their employees. It ultimately makes for a better culture maintained within the confines of the business; and also for the business more generally. The business itself will be viewed more favorably by its staffers; and by employees and even clients.
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that stakeholders need to ultimately care about the business, in order for it to have a greater likelihood of success. There are different ways to go about this. But this one would be a terrific start. And an important one, as well.