22 Nov Wellness in the Work Place
The spotlight on wellness has gone from trend to necessity in the last few years, with more and more of the public committing to improving their mental and physical health. Yet organisations have only really begun to understand the importance of investing in their employees’ wellbeing.
It’s unsurprising that a happy, healthy employee will be better engaged, more productive and inevitably take fewer sick days. Therefore, by weaving wellness into a corporate strategy, businesses are guaranteed to reap the benefits.
Thankfully there are plenty of simple initiatives that can be implemented.
A week-long step challenge is a highly interactive way for teams to motivate and integrate with each other. Employees can take part in walking meetings, lunch time strolls and more, and with a target to hit, say 6 million steps, it will encourage work colleagues to come together to take part.
As well as organising physical activities, investing in mental health practices is an important focus for the workplace. Companies must recognise their part in creating environments that counteract work-related stress.
For success in implementing a wellness programme, it is vital to have an invested leadership team who recognise its importance. Share employee feedback to get them on board so that they in turn inspire managers to motivate their own teams and to notice positive changes moving forward.
Following on from these initiatives, data can be gathered to provide an insight into tangible benefits by measuring absence, employee retention and productivity. By investing in your employee’s happiness and health you will without doubt boost morale and create a workforce that feels more valued.