Your people are your firm’s most important asset. As such, it is important to invest in their wellbeing.
As global technology develops and demands on employees increase, it is not surprising that the terms ‘burnout’, ‘dissatisfaction’ and ‘distress’ are being increasingly reported across the developed business world.
With increased absence, pressure is put on the rest of the team to meet deliverables, which can negatively impact team morale and increase stress levels. This demonstrates how broad the impact of absence is and the negative impact it can have across an entire business.
As such, it’s no wonder that we are seeing more and more businesses investing in health and wellbeing programmes for their staff. The good news for businesses is that creating and implementing a health and wellbeing programme doesn’t have to cost the earth. Such an initiative can start with a focus on education for staff around exercise, healthy eating habits, etc. You could organise sessions that discuss recommended activity levels and bring to life how people can incorporate activity into their working day.
If your business has a budget to commit to a health and wellbeing initiative, then it may also be worth investing in some standing desks, a subsidised gym membership for staff, an office sports team, etc.