This concept could be used in any type of workplace, by any type of organisation. But a certain amount of participants would be best in order to make the most of the group wheel- maybe minimum 5. This could be particularly useful to any company wondering how their employees are doing, big or small.
In terms of technology the main tool in use here would be an app and a website to allow the employee to update on the go or at their desks. Therefore, a website and app design to be used on any smartphone would have to be developed. The visual layout can be editable by individuals to personalise their "space", via adding pictures, changing fonts, colours, size etc. As different people respond to different visualisations, allowing them to customise and add their own personal touch could encourage them to interact with it more.
The website could display tips related to each section, giving individuals help and advice on how to improve their balance. I think it could also be interesting to allow people to input their own tips and opinions onto the site, so it could be a sort of forum where colleagues help each other. Employees could also voluntarily supply reasons for their ratings if they wish, this qualitative data could help the company know where they are going right/wrong. Data from the collective company wheel alert them on areas that seemingly need help and the company can then work on implementing new ideas/strategies for improving.
Users would be introduced to it via their company. Bupa could send out starter packs to interested companies explaining how it works. A session can be held with all employees, explaining what it is and how it works, why they’re company is implementing it, teaching them how to use it and how to get the most out of it etc.
Building on what James proposes with his Glassdoor concept, companies could very well be interested in using data for PR purposes.This concept could be useful in this aspect as it shows a different side to the stats as many have mentioned to me- rather than concrete facts on how people are doing, it gives the perspective of a real individual. Data on physical well-being for example, may not necessarily reflect mental well-being someone could be perfectly healthy at work but not necessarily happy. So comparing the wheels of companies gives a genuine insight into the feelings of the employees that work there. A better wheel for one company could be an incentive for a prospective employee to pick to work there: "company A’s employees seem to be more content in their life than company B, maybe I’d be happier there?" Therefore expanding this as a method used to compare companies could scale it and encourage more to take part. Results from his survey on sharing health data showed that 90% of those asked were willing to submit data anonymously, again another incentive in taking part is knowing that they're information is anonymous.
After much thought and some research I don't feel that automatic ways to fill in data would be necessary or valid in this case. This is due to the ratings being based on the individuals opinions of how they've done, and these can only be found out by the individual rating each category personally (any other thoughts on how to get around this are welcome). However, this shouldn't be a problem as the process of updating the wheels isn't a time consuming one and should only take a minute or two.
In terms of cost, only a start-up cost to develop the app and website will be needed. It could very well run freely via sponsors/advertising. It's a possibility, and obviously these would be things related to the healthy life balance. So yoga classes, family vacations, deals on healthy meals etc. Anything in relation to health and well-being and improving the balance of the wheels.