If you work regular hours, that means you spend up to forty hours per week in the office. That is a lot of time, and to ensure productivity, you need to make your well-being a priority. As an employer, remember that a happy and healthy workforce will translate into increased productivity. It is in your best interest to improve the well-being of your employees. Are you wondering how to go about this? Start by reading below.
Encourage proper posture
One of the primary reasons employees complain about fatigue and stress is due to improper posture. Proper posture has been linked to high work efficiency in some studies as there are less strain and fatigue to the muscles and ligaments in the body. Understanding the importance of posture is the first step to encouraging the practice of good posture at work.
Get your employees to identify bad posture practices in the office and use the new knowledge shared to reduce stress and strain on the spine and other parts of the body. For more tips on how to correct posture, check out obvus.me.
When it comes to what you eat, healthy is not an option; it should be a way of life. Remember that your employees’ productivity is based on their health, and an unhealthy workforce cannot be expected to achieve much. Make it a point to ensure that employees are in good health to reduce the chance of getting ill, leading to absenteeism. Offer to educate your employees on the benefits of eating healthy and create avenues to promote such.
Advocate regular exercise
Exercise is beneficial, and its benefits are not limited to just weight loss or being fit. It also improves your mood, boosts self-esteem and sleep quality, and also reduces depression and stress. This is more than enough reason to get your employees to exercise regularly. According to research, staying active can reduce your risk of death by up to 30%. If you want to take the initiative, consider introducing some monthly physical competitions at work. This should get all employees interested.
Practice good sleeping habits
If your employees are not getting enough sleep, it will invariably affect their performance as they may become less productive or even doze off at important meetings. Stress levels have been on the workforce increase for the past decade, which may affect sleeping patterns. It is advised that the average adult gets a minimum of six to seven hours of sleep every night. So, try to ensure that your employees’ stress levels are reduced by limiting the amount of work they take home and setting conducive timelines.
Manage stress levels
According to a report from stress.org, 29% of workers feel stressed at work, and another 40% indicated that their job was stressful. At the same time, 25% believed that their job was the biggest stressor in their lives. These are very worrying statistics that have to be addressed. Although some pressure can fuel employees to achieve goals, an excess of it can lead to work-related stress. Signs of stress may include but are not limited to loss of appetite, a dry mouth, palpitations, headaches, and odd pains in different parts of the body.