Duke Realty’s Wellness Culture Tops “Healthiest Employer” List

Smoothies, Fitbits and a water challenge are among the wellness initiatives that earned Duke Realty’s DC office top honors in the Washington Business Journal’s “Healthiest Employer” ranking for businesses with 500-1,499 employees. But those are just elements of a larger commitment to employee wellness that is an important part of the company culture. 

“We try to do a multitude of things so [the program] reaches everyone’s interests,” said Duke Realty Property Administrator Dana Ehlman. “Encouraging people to feel good about themselves and their work environment is a very positive thing that makes the whole team feel better.”

Earning the top spot from the Washington Business Journal meant scoring well in six categories: leadership commitment, communication and markets, foundational components, programming and interventions, strategic planning, and reporting and analysis.

“There’s something for everyone in what we do,” said Executive Assistant for Construction Kelly Wilkinson. “Everyone can participate and feel a part of the team.”

Get more of the story in the Duke Realty video from the Washington Business Journal.