Healthy and happy employees are more productive, engaged and fulfilled in their jobs. Here are 10 workplace wellness strategies
YOGA AT WORK
Some companies arrange yoga classes to keep employees’ minds focused on the present moment and away from their problems and anxieties. Even a few minutes of yoga may invigorate and prepare one for the day ahead.
Take breaks throughout the day. Rather than remaining seated, get up and take a walk. Leave your workstation even if it’s just for five minutes to get coffee, food from the pantry or simply to gaze out the window.
Avoid sitting down for too long. You could stand when you’re reading documents, talking to a colleague or when using the phone. This will make your blood flow better and burn more calories, too.
Why not hold meetings outside the office? After all, a meeting while walking in nature promotes physical activity and is a wonderful approach to stimulate creativity. It’s certainly a breath of fresh air.
Financial stress can affect performance. Companies could help by organising a workshop led by an external expert or someone from the finance team on issues such as budgeting, debt reduction and saving strategies.
Some Apps are beneficial to job performance. Elevate is a game-like App that provides personalised brain training. Then there is the Power Nap App for employees to experience ‘the power of the power nap’.
By providing stress management training, companies may aid their staff in coping with stress and building resilience. LinkedIn offers six courses on themes such as enhancing resilience and coping with loss.
With the new normal, organisations are reconsidering their workplace design to guarantee the safety of their employees, including ensuring social distancing, physical comfort and safety, and activity-based working (ABW) environment.
When an employee’s home life is in disarray, it shows up at work. Employers could demonstrate their concern for their employees by offering benefits such as childcare, family events and a flexible work schedule.
Organisations realise that happy employees are more productive in both their personal and professional lives. So, they help their staff with non-working needs like connect them with counsellors to help with finance, legal or other matters should they require.
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