Did you know that 22 studies that looked at wellness programs and healthcare costs found that for every dollar spent, the company saved $3.27 because of reduced healthcare costs? Wellness programs and creating a healthy work-life balance environment is essential for keeping employees productive and happy.
There are ways you can support workplace wellness. Keep reading, and we will walk through how you can bring balance to home and worksite wellness, which will help increase your team’s performance.
Benefits of Work-Life Balance
There are many benefits to creating a healthy work environment. Promoting work-life balance can lead to happier employees that are more productive.
You will also get good reviews from your employees, which will help your company build a good reputation. You will be able to attract top talent.
Everyone is working from home now, and it’s essential to help your employees establish boundaries. When your bedroom becomes your office, it can be hard to shut your mind off from work.
Ways to Promote Worksite Wellness
We are here to help guide you on how to promote worksite wellness. We will provide tips that will help make the wellness of your employees a priority.
- Set Boundaries
In-office and when working remotely, it’s vital to set boundaries with your clients and help your employees do the same. You want to make sure you define your business hours and company holidays.
The defined hours and no working past 6 p.m. create more productivity during work hours. You help set client expectations and, from the start, are promoting work-life balance.
- Weekly Check-Ins
Establish a company policy where managers need to check in with their employees once a week for a half-hour to an hour. When you’re working remotely, this is a great way to check-in and see how everyone is doing.
This can also be an excellent forum for questions or deadline updates about a project or talking through a client issue. These don’t have to be structured and will make your employees feel comfortable to talk about anything.
- Physical and Mental Health
You can promote physical health by offering gym memberships or meditation programs. Encourage flexibility for employees to work out during the day between meetings or at lunch.
You also can provide resources on therapists in a network or a company counselor. There is a lot of stress in employee’s lives, from family to financial burden. You can work to help educate your employees on financial health as well, such as teaching them about debt consolidation and how it affects their credit. To see an example of a resource click for more.
- Lead by Example
Show your employees you are only working during defined work hours. Don’t send company emails at 8 p.m. If you provide unlimited or large amounts of PTO, take a vacation, and encourage it.
Offer tips on how you’ve been staying active while working remotely and creating work-life balance. Your employees will feel supported and inspired to do the same.
The CDC offers great ideas for workplace health and wellness programs. For example, an employee health training or a scorecard.
Healthy Work Environment
After learning about worksite wellness, check your current company to see if there are areas you can improve.
Define your work hours, offer physical and mental health services and perks, and lead by example. When a lot of people are remote, it’s more important than ever to establish a work-life balance.
Reach out to employees today to see what they think needs to be improved or keep reading about organizational performance here.