5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Well-Being in the Workplace

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A sense of well-being can enhance employee engagement, creativity, and innovation.  When we talk about well-being, people consider the obvious physical implications, like standing at your desk.  However, the workplace also impacts employees’ mental health, according to ‘a’ Magazine.  The greater your employees’ well-being, the more likely they are to stay with your company, so read on to understand why you can’t overlook an investment in workplace wellness.

1. Help employees engage in a variety of activities. 

A great ergonomic chair is key, but you’ve probably heard “Sitting is the new smoking.” In reality, doing any activity all day isn’t great for your body (standing included).  People need a variety of activities to keep them healthy.  Consider standing or walking meetings to help people stay active, and incorporate ergonomics by offering height adjustable desks, monitor arms and keyboard trays to offer better user control. 

2. Make healthy snacks easily accessible. 

When people snack sitting at their workspace, they tend to make poor choices and eat quickly—often consuming more than they need. Put high-fiber, protein-packed options like fresh fruit, nuts or string cheese in a café or lounge where employees have to leave their desk to grab a snack.  Avoid making excess sugar, like soda, readily available but be sure to have low/no-calorie beverage options to keep people hydrated.

3. Create space for collaboration and engagement.

The type of space people prefer often depends on the type of work they’re doing at any given time. People feel empowered when they have choice over where they work.  Offer relaxed, social spaces for employees to help them focus, recharge, or collaborate with team members, which increases their overall level of engagement and satisfaction.

4. Provide access to daylight and nature.

The type of space people prefer often depends on the type of work they’re doing at any given time. People feel empowered when they have choice over where they work.  Offer relaxed, social spaces for employees to help them focus, recharge, or collaborate with team members, which increases their overall level of engagement and satisfaction.

5. Help your employees relieve stress.

We know that physical activity helps you sleep better, but it also helps lift your mood, increase your energy, and sharpen your focus (which all relaxes the body and the mind). Offer employees incentive programs to hit the gym, and encourage them to fit it into their work day.  Consider offering guided meditations or social events, giving co-workers the opportunity to connect and laugh together to ease their stress.  

 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Workplace Wellness

Posted by Erica Adams on Mar 9, 2017 10:44:28 AM
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