As the new year begins, individuals will be making changes to their habits, lifestyles and goals. As a company, you should too! One of the goals many companies are adopting this year is to make employee wellness a priority. Check out why this initiative is essential for your organization.
Why Wellness Matters in the Workplace
Why should you care about your employees’ physical and mental health? Below, we’ve put together a list of the ways healthier employees contribute to a better working environment. Think about how these changes could positively impact your organization:
- Healthy employees are focused & have stamina. An employee who has less health-related complaints such as lack of sleep, bodily pain or illness has more brain space & energy available to focus on work.
- Wellness affects confidence. Someone with ailments, extra weight, poor posture or a slew of other problems that come from ill health is less likely to walk into a room with confidence. Confidence affects how your employees interact, the risks they take, the way they treat customers and managers, and how satisfied they are at work.
- Good health supports creativity. When someone eats poorly, doesn’t exercise, isn’t hydrated well, doesn’t sleep, has a high stress level or is constantly battling illness or fatigue, they don’t have the brain power, the energy or the inspiration to create and innovate. You want employees who do.
- Unhealthy employees are more likely to burn out. Burned out employees are more likely to miss days of work, be less productive during their day, bring down team morale and even leave the organization, requiring you to hire a new employee, fast. Satisfied employees don’t bring this baggage.
- If you care about your employees, they will feel valued. If you show interest in the mental, emotional and physical needs of your employees, they will feel valued. People who feel valued at work produce better work, bring a better attitude with them every day and speak more highly of their colleagues, managers and the organization at-large.
- Sick employees miss a LOT of work. If your employees are passing infectious illnesses back and forth, or if individual employees are battling chronic pain, fatigue or other problems, they will take more leave, causing your other employees to do double-duty or tasks to fall through.
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