Employers are becoming more aware of just how essential promoting wellness in the workplace is to every single aspect of the work they oversee. Employees need to feel cared about in order to remain motivated at their job, especially when work (or life) becomes stressful.
Improving the wellness of your workplace doesn’t have to involve prying into people’s personal lives or partaking in expensive workshops. There are simple measures you can promote to your colleagues and employees to improve wellness. Additionally, having everyone involved in an ongoing conversation about wellness can inspire creative workplace changes that everyone can be on board with.
Make Tidiness a Daily Ritual
Keeping a workplace clean is often seen as an individual responsibility rather than a collective effort. If it becomes part of the everyday routine to take a couple of minutes to tidy up a workspace, everyone can benefit without feeling overwhelmed by cleaning duties. You’re also less likely to end up with an entire office or workspace that needs extensive, hours-long cleaning.
Hire Professionals for Deep Cleans
Once in a while, you’ll want every nook and cranny scrubbed down, all unnecessary clutter taken away, and commonly used surfaces completely cleaned for a deep interior clean. This may not be feasible for employees to do, so it could be worthwhile to hire a professional cleaning service.
It’s likely to be much more cost-effective to hire outside help, and your coworkers and staff will appreciate the fresh and improved space.
Allow For Work-Life Balance
It doesn’t cost anything to appreciate that life can sometimes get in the way of work, albeit temporarily. Your employees should feel comfortable telling you they need a few extra minutes to either debrief or regather themselves should they be struggling inside or outside of work, and you should be accommodating.
Furthermore, there needs to be adequate staff and/or alternative solutions when people are not able to come to work. If a workplace falls apart when one person calls in sick, it’s not a functional or healthy workplace. Depending on your industry, making remote work from home a possibility is a fantastic way to be flexible to your employees’ changing needs.
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Instill A Disconnect Policy
No staff members in any position should be expected to take phone calls or emails outside of working hours. It can be harmful to a person’s physical and mental health to not be able to physically and mentally disconnect from the workplace and any work matters once they walk out the door for the day.
We all know healthy eating and body movement is important, but that can look different to everyone. Sitting at a desk all day or standing in place can be tiring and unhealthy. Encourage people to move either by making their workspaces more flexible with standing desks, or encourage them to take a couple of minutes to stretch each hour.
Acknowledge And Celebrate Small Wins
People need to be appreciated and celebrated for what they contribute to the workplace. Being recognized for a job well done, even if it’s only verbally, can make a dramatic difference in someone’s outlook on their job. While you don’t have to give employees standing ovations every time they do something, you don’t want to simply focus on big picture accomplishments.
Wellness is an important aspect of overall morale in the workplace and it cannot be overlooked. As you can see, wellness doesn’t have to be complicated or super involved. What’s important is to encourage an atmosphere of honesty, kindness, and understanding in the ways wellness is prioritized in the workplace and you’ll be surprised at how every aspect of working where you work gets so much better.