Happy employees are the backbone to any successful business. Your employees need to be both physically and emotionally healthy to be happy.
The highest ROI any CEO could make is investing in office wellness and a satisfied workforce, thus meaning more productivity and longer talent retention.
Eliminating toxic workplace culture and prioritizing wellbeing in the office can be done with a few simple strategies.
Explore these tips on how to keep your employees healthy and reap the benefits right along with them.
Sick Day Policy
Promote wellbeing in your office culture with a generous sick day policy. Employees often come to work sick because they don't want to lose their time off. Not only are they unproductive these days, but they're also going to get their co-workers ill.
Eliminate this toxic practice and increase the number of available sick days. You can even offer unlimited time off like some major corporations do. While there may be instances of abusing that policy, more companies are embracing it every day.
Healthy Breakroom Options
Stock the office breakroom with plenty of healthy snacks. What we eat influences our mood and energy in both positive and negative ways.
Studies have shown that healthy diets help ease chronic health conditions, while processed food will sap your employees' productivity levels and diminish their health.
Heart-healthy options will not only increase output but will also keep your staff happy and healthy overall.
Clean Office Environment
An office is a breeding ground for bacteria. With a large staff spending forty hours a week together, employee wellness depends on a clean environment. Here are some ways to prevent the spread of germs in the workplace:
- Sanitize surfaces like desks, phones, doorknobs, and keyboards daily
- Provide employees with masks, tissues, and hand sanitizer
- Remove clutter that can collect allergens like dust or pollen
You should never overlook the power of a positive mindset when learning how to keep your employees healthy. Implement mindfulness training in your office, and you'll see employee stress and burnout drop dramatically.
Meditation, yoga classes, and even meetings to vent about the day can all promote employee wellbeing.
A healthy staff means more productivity and a significant boost to your business. Both the health of your company and your employees are very much connected.
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