Occupational Health Management
“Man must know three things to live well:
What too much for him, what too little for him
and what’s right for him.”
Proverb of the Swahili
This wisdom is known to innovative leaders. They establish effective health promotion. They are aware of the synergy effects of healthy, efficient employees and the increases in productivity of the organization. An integrated OHM strengthens the corporate culture, the relationship climate of an organization and improves leadership skills through mindfulness. The implementation of occupational health management is the key to success and part of the living culture of the organization.
How health is created – salutogenesis
There are many diseases and only one health. According to Aaron Antonowski, health always arises when meaningfulness, comprehensibility and manageability are given and in harmony. What does this mean in detail?
Meaningfulness: My efforts and my commitment to my lifestyle, my goals and projects make sense to me and are worthwhile.
Understandability: My world, my views and my reality are understandable, coherent and arranged for me. I understand tasks, problems and burdens in a larger context (meta level).
Manageability: I can cope with the tasks I am given. I use both internal and external resources and therefore successfully master my life’s tasks. Invest in your health, motivation and performance – for yourself and your employees.
The three pillars of health – nutrition, exercise, relaxation
Those who lead themselves responsibly know their own limits and their individual mix of nutrition, exercise and relaxation. These three pillars promote and maintain your health. The best fuel is vital nutrition, exercise is pleasure in endurance, strength, mobility, coordination and fast reaction. After the tension comes the relaxation, because in the calm lies the strength. Strength is born in calmness.