More companies are starting to recognise that employee wellbeing is essential to have a happy and productive company. However, knowing about wellbeing isn’t enough. Companies need to actively work with staff to increase well-being using various techniques. Here are five ways to emphasise the importance of wellbeing in your business.
How is Wellbeing Measured?
There is a classic methodology that features the components of wellbeing. These are:
- Physical Comfort
- Physical Nourishment
- Physical Fitness
- Environmental Wellbeing
- Cognitive Wellbeing
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Social Wellbeing
To run a happy and productive workplace, you need to encompass these areas and improve them in your company.
How Does Workplace Wellness Work?
Wellness at work is designed to help employees feel better physically as well as mentally. Almost 60% of employees never mention their poor mental health to anyone at work.
This means having in place perks such as group life insurance and other support systems to help deal with these issues.
The idea is that having workers that are healthier and have better mental health will mean fewer absences and higher production levels and creativity.
How Can Employers Build Wellness in the Workplace?
There are several strategies that can be used to increase wellness in the workplace. How many of these get adopted depends on the business and the problems that are already present.
Having company benefits is a good start, as it will encourage workers to take advantage of healthcare or perhaps flexible working. However, active wellbeing is more than just providing perks.
Changing the Mindset of the Company
Mental health in particular is still thought of as a taboo subject that no one talks about. However, to get the best out of your employees, they need to be open and honest about their mental and physical health.
This starts with the CEO of the company. If they can share their mental and physical problems then they can encourage others to do the same.
You will still find some in the company who don’t wish to talk about things, but, when they see everyone else doing it, they may change their mind.
Providing Support When Needed
Listening to and encouraging conversations about health is a big step forward. It is also vital that there is support in place to help those that need it.
This support could come in the form of paying for a therapist to speak to the worker or paying for a medical check-up.
Little things such as this, will encourage employees to seek help when they are having problems.
Support can also be looking at the worker as a whole and seeing if there are any modifications that can be implemented at work to help them.
Breaking the stigma associated with mental and physical health will go a long way to improving the lives of your workers. Such issues don’t have to be solely work-based, as any help given will make the employee feel valued and appreciated.
With these five techniques, you will be able to successfully emphasise the importance of employee wellbeing in your business, improving employee morale and the workplace community.