I sincerely hope you have started your strategic health plan and that you are now setting those goals and making some good choices, even if it’s only drinking less coffee, avoiding the biscuits and drinking more water that would be a very good start. Small steps cumulatively will make an enormous difference to your health and wellbeing. Completing your strategic health plan we need to consider next the KPIs.
Key Performance Indicators KPIs
You need to really think about the KPIs which in a business context usually cover all the important aspects of an organisation’s or an individual’s achievement in a specific time period. As we know when we measure something it is possible to establish whether we are on target to meet our goals within the set timescale.
Often financial and business index KPIs are simple to measure because they are numeric so that makes life easy. For your health strategy, why not weigh and measure yourself, take photographs and monitor your fitness with one of the range of heart and fitness watches or by keeping your own records. Of course your overall health and sense of wellbeing is something less quantitative. However a method for measuring these qualitative indictors, which you set at the start, will be useful. We often forget how well we have done so perhaps a chart would be of benefit and motivate you to continue.
You could produce a chart with a graph to monitor your progress. You could hang it in your office; this would remind you every day to keep making good choices for your health. Make this chart bold and visible as this may encourage your staff to join you in your quest for good health. A healthy workforce is a happy workforce. What a wonderful way to lead your team. Look out for my next Blog on how to handle stress.