Dr Briffa’s Fit for Business lectures and programmes offer individuals the following benefits:

  • Enhanced energy, effectiveness and productivity
  • Reduced ‘presenteeism’ (putting in the hours but not being very productive)
  • Improved mental focus and concentration
  • Improved interpersonal relationships, both in and out of the workplace
  • Lower risk of short- and long-term illness
  • Enhanced resilience and reduced risk of ‘burnout’
  • Improved sustainability

The benefits for organisations include:

  • Improved image in the eyes of customers and clients
    Enhanced energy and liveliness in a workforce can be attractive to clients and customers.
  • Improved image as a ‘preferred employer’
    There is growing awareness of the potential negative consequences of corporate life, and increasing desire for sustainable work-life balance. Companies that support their personnel with regard to this may be viewed positively, and may attract key personnel as a result.
  • Reduced absenteeism due to sickness
    Reduced absenteeism enhances productivity and reduces the burden on individuals in the workforce.
  • Reduced staff turnover and attrition of highly trained personnel
    Recruiting staff is generally an expensive process. There are indirect costs involved too, especially if a firm has invested heavily in the training of senior personnel. Reduced staff turnover offers savings in both of these areas.
  • Increased Productivity
    Enhanced energy, wellbeing and liveliness are key to optimised productivity.
  • Improved Morale
    Recognition by individuals that their employer is investing in their health and wellbeing can improve morale. This can serves to improve performance and also engenders a sense of loyalty.
  • Improved revenue and profitability
    All the benefits listed here can impact positively on an organisation’s bottom line.

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Return on Investment

The return on investment of wellness and health programmes in the workplace has been the subject of academic study and published literature.

In one review, the return on investment enjoyed by five large companies as a result of their health promotion activities ranged from $2.05 to $6.15 for each dollar invested [1].

In another review of the literature, 18 of 18 studies found that absenteeism dropped after the introduction of a health promotion programme. Of the six studies which reported cost benefits, the average saving was found to be in excess of $5.00 for each dollar invested.

Also, 28 of 32 studies found that medical care costs dropped after the introduction of a health promotion program. The cost benefit ratios averaged savings of almost $4.00 for every dollar invested [2].

Another study revealed that a wellness programme returned more than $15 for each dollar invested as a result of reduced absenteeism [3].


1. Pelletier KR. A review and analysis of the health and cost-effective outcome studies of comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention programs at the worksite: 1993-1995 update. American Journal of Health Promotion 1996;10(5):380-388.

2. Aldana SG. Financial Impact of Health Promotion Programs: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature American Journal of Health Promotion 2001;15(5):296-320

3. Aldana SG, et al. Financial impact of a comprehensive multisite workplace health promotion program. Prev Med. 2005 Feb;40(2):131-7

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