Is your employer providing sick care or health care? Sick care is reactive with monetary value equivalent to putting dollar bills through a shredder. photo courtesy @tangojuliette

Is Your Employer Providing Sick Care or Health Care?


There is a jolting difference in cultural motivation on ‘sick care’ and ‘health care’. Sick care is reactionary, providing individuals support with onset of an injury, health or mental conditions. Sick care recipients pay for medical bills instead of luxuries. Their employers pay for loss of production or new hire training. Health care recipients pay for health resources that reduce the onset of uncommunicable diseases, depression, injury. Their employers pay out bonuses and employee rewards due to improved profit. Is your employer providing sick care or health care?

Move health care awareness from knowledge to action.

Sharing stories on health movement builds the belief its possible. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shared several stories of national communities that acted on health care. It’s understood raw data in percentages or dollar signs build belief in health care. RWJF rewarded some communities for the qualitative data. Behavior follows belief.  Raw data happens over an extended period time. Seeking the value of outcome impacts purpose. RWJF believe people are the greatest asset. Their purpose rewarded action without data outcome because they believe healthy behaviors follow health awareness.

Unite purpose by maintaining the autonomy of individuals in the community. 

Purpose begins with passion. Firms are steadily keeping an eye on financial profit. Individuals desire more money, too. Actively listen to peer and firm passions. This may unite profitability. Uniting in purpose may slightly steer a different route towards purposeful rewards. Profitability may arrive from anger management, reducing fears, or daily prioritizing. These behaviors make or break firms. Over time, individuals that practice healthy behaviors may improve blood pressure, reduce absences, or produce timeliness. The return of reduced medical costs, improved production output, and motivation to perform are three money generating rewards for everyone.

We are habitual creatures. Health barriers are easier to deconstruct when a culture unites on purpose. Is your employer providing sick care or health care? Sick care is reactive with monetary value equivalent to putting dollar bills through a shredder. Health care is preventative. Money spent on health care actively invests in body, mind, and soul of individuals, firms, communities – our world.