Are you constantly looking for ways to encourage, motivate and support your team?
Implementing a corporate wellness program in your workplace can help to bring a new healthy spark to the workplace and improve employee productivity. With most employees now back in the office, it’s a great time to start fresh and make returning to the office exciting and enjoyable. When an employee feels valued in their role it will also help one’s mental and physical health. Here are a few ideas to implement:
Create an Office Wellness Program
Creating an Office Wellness Program is a great way to focus resources on what matters most to your employees and target initiatives for the best return on investment. Your Office Wellness Program should be well-rounded and inclusive so that all employees can get involved and benefit. A well-designed wellness program is proven to lower stress in the office and encourage happy and more open employees.
Practice good all-round self-care in the office
Encouraging employees to feed their mind, body, and soul in the workplace is important so they can feel the best (inside and outside of work) they can – even while in a stressful job role. Some ideas that can be incorporated into a wellness program around self-care could be:
- Healthy eating in the office (swap the cookie jar with fresh fruit)
- Encourages employees to take short breaks (go for a walk outside the office)
- Educate employees on healthy Ergonomics practices
- Celebrate your co-worker’s wins – every week send out an email or announce at the weekly meeting, people that have had a great work or personal win.
- Hold a weekly or monthly yoga or meditation session to endorse personal wellness.
Make mental health resources available for employees
As employees return to the office, it’s inevitable that you will notice some employees are struggling with the transition more than others. It’s important that, as an employer, your employees see visible symbols that the company cares for them and that they have access to genuine support as soon as they require it. Making resources available means your employees get help sooner, require less time off, and appreciate the help they received.
Plan for regular team building activities
By planning regular team-building activities you can really start to build a wonderful team environment by bringing people together and encouraging collaboration and teamwork. While some people like to just go to work and get the job done, more and more research shows that most employees would like to be part of creating a team that is cohesively working together towards a common goal.
Bring people together so all employees (no matter what their role) is set in sync. Employees getting to know each other is important to have an open and well-communicated team and increase morale in the office.
Communicate, communicate, communicate
Communication is key when it comes to improving employee health and productivity. You can implement every intervention in the world but if you fail to communicate to your employees, they’ll never know they exist, and you won’t see the benefit of your actions.
Find ways to embed updates about your Office Wellbeing Program into communications and newsletters that already exist so that employees get regular updates and see the program as a key part of your HR strategy. Employers really do need to have an open-door policy where employees feel that they have someone to discuss matters with and not feel judged is so important as research shows that workers feel they have no one to turn to with a workplace issue, according to new research.
Are you ready to improve your employees’ productivity through corporate wellness? Get in touch with us at Safe Hands for a free consultation strategy.