Providing support through wellbeing programs that your employees will love is only half the battle for industry leaders. There’s no use in offering a wellbeing program if your employees never actually participate, which is where incentives come in.
Corporate wellness programs deliver wide-reaching benefits that include reducing costs, energizing the workforce, and increasing employee retention. Those are reasons why upwards of 85 percent of large companies provide workplace wellness activities.
Wellbeing challenges at work are one of the few kinds of challenges where everyone ends up a winner. With little-to-no cost on the employer, businesses can organize fun and engaging challenges that promote camaraderie, team work, wellbeing, and a positive work environment.
The past year took a toll on our bodies and minds, leaving everyone stressed out, exhausted, and close to burnout. With the return-to-work transition underway, there’s no better time to hang up our pandemic spurs and lay claim to some priceless wellbeing gold. In other words, head into the next normal with a plan to support your employees in a way that promotes self-care, deeper connections, and higher levels of engagement.
Although the idea of conducting a workplace wellness assessment may seem like a purely qualitative exercise, wide-reaching data and professional research indicate quantitative goals are affected as well. A Gallup study supports the position that the cost of poor workplace wellbeing negatively impacts an organization's goal achievement and bottom line. These are key takeaways from Gallup's research.
For a company to grow and thrive, it needs to have a culture that encourages innovation. That can only happen if employees feel that it is safe for them to take risks at work.
Identifying workplace stressors ranks among the crucial issues facing modern industry leaders. Fast-paced technologies and increased drives to complete more tasks at a rapid pace prove counterproductive in the long run. That’s largely because frontline workers experience symptoms of stress, anxiety, and develop an aversion to being at work. Today’s thought leaders have a unique opportunity to pivot away from outdated models that pretend workplace stress doesn’t hamstring the organization. By identifying workplace stressors and making positive change, organizations are better equipped to succeed.
Some industry leaders inspire positivity at work because of their inherent communication and lead-by-example skills. Although charismatic people appear to have a natural ability to develop compassionate and supportive environments, there are ways other hard-working professionals can also create positivity at work. One of the driving reasons behind this modern-day culture shift stems from indications that positive workplaces are more likely to succeed in qualitative and quantitative ways.
The ideas surrounding mental health in corporate America too often prove self-defeating and counterproductive. Scientific American published a research-based analysis that indicates upwards of 55 percent of employees fear retribution for taking a mental health day off. Compounding that problem, studies point to 83 percent of Americans suffering work-related stress, with 29 percent saying the levels were high to extreme.
Many organizations continue to work in remote and hybrid models as the pandemic winds down, but many employees, when given the option to return to work, would actually prefer to continue working remotely. Our new guide, Taking Care of Remote Employees: The Key To Business Success Beyond the Pandemic, gives you actionable steps to ensure that your employees feel supported no matter where they are working.