Is your business ready to move toward a happier and healthier workplace? What is workplace wellness?
Workplace wellness is the promotion of practices which support healthy behavior and wellness in the workplace.
Creating a wellness plan in a business does not have to be an expensive endeavor, nor does it have to be a company policy (although it is recommended). Improved health in the workplace can be initiated by an employee, management or the business ownership.
Whether you are a business owner or an employee; everyone benefits from a healthier workplace. Employees who participate in workplace wellness plans:
- Take less sick time off work
- Have higher rates of productivity
- Are happier in general
- Enjoy an improved work-life balance
A good place to start is by addressing current health issues within your workplace. Do most employees have a sedentary job? Are there healthy snack or food options on hand? Is it a stressful work environment? Is worker safety an problem?
Understanding and addressing the most common issues first will encourage participation and continued growth of a workplace wellness plan.
There are many resources available to business owners and employees who are looking for a healthier workplace. A great place to start is by visiting this website, where you can find great ideas for improved wellness in your workplace, develop SMART goals and find support. Good luck!