Employee Well-being at Workplace | Let’s Talk

We all know that happier, healthier employees are better performers. Seeking to establish a happier workplace is not recent but pandemic-induced remote working has brought workplace wellbeing again into the limelight. However, companies need a structured approach to imbibe a culture of employee well-being by focussing on educating employees and making it an individualized, proactive approach. Few suggestions that can help companies get started:

  1. It Starts from Ground Zero

    Don’t make culture strategy a stuffy corporate initiative. Employees should get excited about their own health. So, invest in technology to engage and inspire all teams. For example, use internal social networks to create group chats and fuel fun competitions. Employees can use this chat to encourage each other or have fun talking smack to their opponents.

  2. It’s an Everyday Affair

    Just like training for a marathon, building a culture around employee well-being is a daily practice. Start by making awareness a top priority. Employees need to know about healthy habits and techniques they can adapt to better manage their health. Create awareness campaigns that start everyone’s day with simple, actionable health tips related to stress management, nutrition, fitness, and other wellness-related topics.

  3. It’s Holistic

    Think beyond step challenges and walking meetings. Create themed campaigns that incorporate mental health as well as physical health tips to approach well-being from a broader angle. Break the stigmas surrounding mental health such as depression or anxiety so employees feel supported and comfortable addressing their condition in and out of the workplace.

  4. It’s Everywhere

    Employees’ focus on healthy habits shouldn’t stop when they clock out. For example, an organization has failed its employees if they disregard ‘daily do’s and rather eat lunch at their desks. Simple techniques such as creating an e-book library of educational resources covering fitness, nutrition, stress management, productivity, etc can help provide any anytime-anywhere access.