The future of work will include a focus on employee wellbeing. But what exactly does that look like?
Here are a few tips for how business leaders can strategize around fostering a company culture that considers holistic employee wellbeing.
It’s one thing to talk about wellness in the workplace but quite another to achieve–and if you don’t take any steps, well, you’re not really going to get anywhere. Thinking that employee wellbeing is an individual responsibility is a common trap as there are quite a few actions that workplace leaders can take to create an atmosphere that employees love to be a part of.
Whether this is taken a couple of times per day or while they are going out to lunch, ordering with Ritual for Companies allows employees to take turns walking to pick up their lunch order. Or better yet, take a group wellness walk to grab a lunch that will be ready and waiting.
Ergonomic furniture increases not only comfort but also your employees’ ability to be efficient in the working environment. More importantly, ergonomics in the workplace can result in a 25% increase in productivity, provides a 58% reduction in absenteeism, and is a clear message in support of safety and wellbeing at work.
Hunger is a serious impediment to productivity. It can also cause employees to run to the vending machine for something that will cause an even worse energy crash later on. As many as 60% of workers either eat at their desks or don’t eat at all. Having some healthy options around can be a proactive solution.
Meetings are a great way for teams to get on the same page and build comradery. However, meetings can also be stressful and waste time, and 71% of managers think meetings are unproductive and inefficient. By blocking off a meeting-free day each week, employees can focus on the task at hand, enhancing workplace wellness.
Workers want to feel their best in and out of work. The American Psychological Association says that exercise can dramatically help issues like depression, diabetes, anxiety, and more. Prioritizing physical fitness can incentivize and energize your workforce, making everyone happier and healthier. Plus, your staff will be the strongest in town.
Unfortunately, self-care is not a universal skill, and some people haven’t had opportunities to learn about how to prioritize their own wellbeing. When 83% of people experience work-related stress at least once a week, the effects can compound over time.
Without the tools to respond and adapt to stressors, workers can start to unravel and burn out. Events and workshops can provide tools and tips to promote mental and physical wellbeing and also shake up the energy in the office through team-building activities. Build your healthy rituals and jobs become places of joy.
With all of the upheaval in our modern world, stress is on the rise. Fortunately, there are many ways in which we can work together to foster employee wellness and make the burden a little lighter and support each other in the process.
Ritual for Companies can help you improve the workplace experience through recurring employee meals. Get in touch to start building your office food program today.