Home may be where the heart is, but work is where we spend most of our time. Believe it or not, the average person spends more than 90,000 hours of their life at work. This enlightening, and some would say sobering statistic, makes a powerful case for the importance of our work environment. Here are five things to consider in making your office atmosphere a place that promotes productivity without neglecting wellbeing.
Create a Cohesive Team
A positive work environment is only possible by hiring employees who are aligned with your company’s culture, values and vision. With this in place, you’ll minimize personality conflicts and get far more accomplished. Working with a top notch recruitment company can help you achieve this delicate balance.
Lead By Example
The tone of an organization starts at the top. When employees see a boss who practices a healthy work-life balance, it inspires them to follow suit. Companies can encourage their employees to exercise by creating an on-site gym or offering discounts for gym memberships. Filling a breakroom with fruit and healthy snacks is a simple way to offer better eating choices.
The primary focus of work is to complete tasks and achieve goals. But your employees will physically and mentally burnout if that’s all there is. Studies have proven that workers who play together stay together longer and accomplish more. By implementing fun activities into your company’s regimen, you’ll foster an environment where employees bond more easily, and are more motivated and less stressed. You’ll also make your workplace desirable to potential new recruits.
The need to reduce stress in the workplace is clearly evident. Consider that according to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of us feel stress at work and half of us feel we need help in learning how to manage stress. Meditation is a good activity for countering this situation. Taking a break from work to do something as simple as watching your breath, or taking a walk in a quiet area can help employees handle work difficulties with a greater sense of calm.
The American Heart Association implores us to, “Sit less, move more.” There’s good reason for this, as countless studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time can contribute to many health issues. Consider providing standing desks for your employees so they can find a healthy balance between sitting and standing while working.
Companies that promote workplace wellness can vouch for greater productivity, less turnover, fewer employee sick days, and lower health care costs. As the old saying goes, “The greatest wealth is health.”
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