Is your organization struggling with absenteeism or worse presenteeism where staff show up but aren’t motivated or engaged? World-wide statistics tracking employee engagement have been decreasing as stressed out staff are facing burn out and chronic fatigue along with the anxieties of demanding jobs and negativity. The good news is that a small investment in a Wellness Program at your organization can make a significant difference in employee satisfaction and productivity too.
Let’s face it, even in the most exciting of jobs, work can get boring, repetitive and stressful encounters can drain our energy. When organizations offer mini breaks to mix things up and reduce stress, the benefits are incredible. Engaging in workplace wellness activities, like exercise and eating well, increases employee productivity and performance. Your brain will be better focused for tasks, and you’ll feel more energized and motivated to accomplish work. No more falling asleep and feeling burned out. Below are 5 benefits of investing in a Workplace Wellness Program at your office:
Increased Job Satisfaction - According to recent research, employees who took part in a workplace wellness program are more satisfied at their jobs than those who don’t partake. The people who engaged in their companies program were generally more content overall with work related factors. This is because healthy living doing just make you look good, but nourishes the way you feel as well and gives you a more positive outlook.
Lower Healthcare Benefit Costs - If you are a workplace that promotes exercise and taking care of your health, your staff’s whole well being will benefit. This in turn makes them less likely to get sick and injured, saving you money in the long run. Study after study confirms that workplace wellness programs reduce healthcare benefit costs as well as less time off for doctor visits and less chronic illnesses - results worth investing in!
Stress Relief - One of the key factors in health and wellness is learning stress management. Especially if you work in a high demand job, things can get difficult and it’s best to tackle them at the source. When we are stressed, we are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors and destroy our mental health. Activities that encourage walking meetings, mindfulness, social engagement, and more can all help an employee feel relieved of daily built up stress.
Team Synergy - Group activities that involve health and fitness will get your employees more connected to each other and build thriving relationships. These relationships will help grow a successful organization as trust increases, along with respect, from shared wellness initiatives.
Healthier Habits Boost Team Performance - By shifting to a focus on total health organizations are able to promote better habits with long term benefit. Food choices, mental attitudes and exercise efforts will be positively influenced because of your atmosphere. As more staff take part in your wellness initiatives it will be easier to move away from old unhealthy habits that hurt your team’s performance.
Have a happy and healthy Fall!!!
Global Consulting Group is a leading Talent Solutions Company with over 25 years of working to provide innovative Talent Programs to our loyal client base. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our affordable Workplace Wellness Programs for your organization and see the difference a GCG Wellness Program can make!!
Patricia Conlin is an HR and Technology Consulting firm owner who has spent 20+ years building success in Executive Search, Coaching, Career Transition and Wellness as President of Global Consulting Group Inc. as well as a Speaker and Health2Success Coach. Her passion for health and leadership development led her into international public speaking and coaching. Patricia is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Black Belt Martial Artist. She is the author of ABCs of Food: Boost Your Energy, Confidence, and Success with the Power of Nutrition. Visit Patricia’s Coaching website, , ABCsHealth2Success.com to check out her amazing on-line course and group coaching programs. Click here to subscribe to her Global Consulting Group Inc. email newsletter and updates (including events) GlobalConsultingGroup.ca.