Looking at ways of improving the health and wellbeing of your employees?
Check out our top tips here!
The most crucial component of any successful organisation is the employees within it. A healthy and well-motivated team is one that can be counted on to achieve your business’s goals and seek new opportunities. However, ensuring your employees are properly healthy means supporting and encouraging their wellbeing. If you currently lack in this area or are looking to improve your employees’ wellbeing, here are three tips to get you started:
Allow easy communication
It’s a little-known fact that around 37% of all work-related sickness is a result of depression, anxiety, and stress. In many cases, the cause is a lack of effective communication. This makes employees feel they are unable to discuss any issues in the open. Make it clear that you are open to supporting their mental wellbeing and are happy to hear and help with any difficulties they are facing.
Encourage healthy eating
Nowadays, the average diet of snacks and soft drinks means far too much salt, fat and sugar is being consumed. This leads to considerable health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Encouraging healthy eating will help your employees avoid these issues. Supplying healthy fruit and vegetable snacks, as opposed to biscuits and cake, will also benefit productivity.
Create exercise habits
Exercise is crucial for employees who spend many hours each day slouched in front of a computer screen. As a business owner, you can encourage greater exercise through a number of means. This includes;
– Encouraging employees to take lunch breaks away from the office
– Incorporate lunchtime walking or fitness classes
– Lead by example by exercising before work or on your lunch break
– Offer discounted monthly memberships through work schemes
– Create company sports teams (also a great way to boost morale)
Though very straightforward, these three tips should start to get you thinking of ways to better improve health and wellbeing. To ensure maximum results, you need to be constantly looking at your organisation as a whole and be thinking of unique ways to bring in the above points. If you’re thinking of redesigning your office to create a better working space for your staff, get in contact with us to discuss the services we offer.