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ADAPTABILITYISESSENTIALRegardlessofthechallengeadaptabilityiskey.Westerninsurancepracticeshavetoadapttolocalcustomsforahealthprogramtobesuccessful.WhileWesternwellnessinitiativesmaynotalwaysapplylocallytherearewaystosendimportantmessagesaboutpreventionanddiseasemanagement.Insomecasesprogramsmaybeimplementedfromacentralizedcorporatedecisionmakerbutindecentralizedandmatrixorganizationslocalizedprogrammingrequireslocalbuy-inanddecisionmaking.Regardlessengaginglocalemployeesandleadersisessentialinordertofullyunderstandindividualandorganizationalneedsanddevelopprogramsthatarebothappropriateanduseful.Inremotelocationsitmaybedifculttophysicallygettocarefacilities.Usetechnologywhenappropriatetelemedicineandtelephonicservicescanhelpyoureachremotelocations.CHALLENGEACCESSIBILITYWHATCANYOUDOTIPSFORSETTINGUPASUCCESSFULPROGRAMStrategiesfordevelopingmultinationalglobalhealthprogramswillvary.HoweverDr.JohnPompemanagerofDisabilityandBehavioralHealthProgramsatCaterpillarInc.suggestssomegeneralguidelinestoconsiderwhensettingupaprogramDex1cneobjectives.WhatareyoutryingtoaccomplishAreyoutryingtoestablishpublichealthinitiativesoroccupationalhealthinitiativesOrfromanHRperspectiveareyouinterestedinofferingmarket-competitivebenetsormitigatinghealth-relatedproductivitylossCommunicationbetweenkeystakeholdersisimportant.Aroundtablecanbeanexcellentwaytogetkeyplayerstositdownandtalkabouttheneedsoflocalemployees.Itx19simportanttodevelopamissionstatementandclearmeasurablegoalsthateveryonecansupport.Rememberthatbenchmarkingcanbeinformative.WhoareyourcomparatorcompaniesWhoisbest-in-classinexecutingaglobalbenetsstrategyWhataretheydoingAskingthesesortsofquestionscanhelpyouestablishstandardsandgoals.Asktheexpertsforadviceandsupportx14thisisnewterrainformanybusinessesandcollaborationwhenpossiblemaybeinstructivetoall.Programswillalsobeinuencedbycorporatestructurewhichiswhygettingsupportisinstrumentalx14bothfromcorporatesourcesandontheground.Forexampleacorporateadvocateforhealthandsafetyinapowerfulpositioncanhelpyougetproposalsapproved.Andlocalhealthprofessionalshavethepowertoimplementplansontheground.Corporatenanceswillalsoinuenceprogramstructurex1cInsomelocationsaroundtheworldpersonnelcostsarerelativelylowandEAPmayamounttoalargerpercentageoftotalpayrollcostsx1dsaysDr.Pompe.x1cInsuchcasesvalueishardertoproveandthebuy-incanbedifculttoget.x1d