5 Ways to Create a Healthy Workplace Environment
Happy and healthy employees are productive employees. When people enjoy their jobs more, they are likely to engage thoroughly with their work as well as go above and beyond their day-to-day job to make your organization a better environment.
Here are 5 ways to create a healthy workplace environment:
- Promote wellness: encourage health and wellness of your employees by organizing a weekly exercise program such as yoga, pilates or bootcamp. This not only encourages a healthy lifestyle among your team but also gives them the opportunity to connect more with their coworkers.
- Eat healthy: Healthy eating can be a difficult topic to approach in the workplace but it is not about strict dietary restrictions or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Promoting healthy eating is about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook and your mood. To encourage, implement veggie snack bags in the office kitchen, a communal fruit bowl, a healthy potluck or even creating a contest to use only certain healthy ingredients to encourage a little healthy competition.
- Team building activities: Team building activities not only bring employees closer but also motivate them, which in turn creates a positive workplace environment. Teambuilding activities can help improve internal communication and productivity, boost morale and help your employees get to know each other better.
- Break time: one of the simplest things you can do to promote wellness is to encourage your employees to take a quick 5-minute break from their desk every 90 minutes. This will assist to relieve muscle fatigue, eyestrain and to restore the level of concentration. Also resetting every 90 minutes can help your employees be more focused and productive.
- Clean and comfortable office: Working in a clean and comfortable office can have signficant impacts on the happiness of your employees. Even if your office does not get a lot of natural sunlight, you can make an effort to improve the space with clean lines, less clutter, comfortable furniture, and a few work lights to make it brighter.
In summary, when it comes to creating a healthy workplace environment, it does not have to be difficult or expensive. A healthy workplace environment can improve productivity and reduce costs related to absenteeism, turnover, workers’ compensation, and medical claims.
To learn more about ways we can help you improve your workplace environment, contact Amber Rosen at [email protected].