Are you concerned that your staff don’t seem motivated and that morale is poor?
Does your workplace feel like a happy, energetic place to be, or is there an air of negativity and lethargy? What about staff sickness? Productivity? Stress levels? Retention? Are you concerned that you’re not getting the best from your team? That people’s work-life balance is suffering and they’re not bringing their best selves to the job?
Work-Well4Life is here to inject a bit of spark back into the workplace. To ensure that people are committed and motivated because they feel supported and energised by their organisation’s ethos and commitment to their wellbeing.
And we’re here to show you that looking after your employees is a sure-fire way to boost morale and productivity.
Work-related stress is on the rise. Stress is now the biggest single cause of sickness in the UK, affecting one in five of the working population, from the newest recruit in the post room to the Board of Directors. The average cost of sickness absence is £600 per employee per year (CIPD 2012), so staff wellbeing is something that businesses can’t afford to ignore. So really it’s a no-brainer: We’re seeing a rise in organisations being proactive and making wellbeing a strategic priority. There’s evidence to suggest that this is improving productivity and impacting the bottom line as well as boosting their reputation as great employers. The case for taking care of your staff is indisputable. You want to get the most from your team and, as a responsible employer, you care about their welfare.
But where do you start?
What can you do to boost your employee’s wellbeing and motivation, without wasting money on something that doesn’t work? How do you implement something meaningful with real impact? There’s no one size fits all solution as all businesses are different. But if you’re looking to make a big impact we suggest that eating well and getting active are a good start. When we exercise, the brain receives an increased amount of oxygen, resulting in improved memory and mental acuity (American Heart Association). Endorphins are released which are the body’s natural feel-good drugs, resulting in a positive state of mind and a new sense of energy.
In short, somebody who eats healthily most of the time and exercises regularly is likely to be motivated, energised, positive, healthy, more resilient to the impact of stress and a great sleeper!