Healthiness is happiness
Everyone wants to feel happy, healthy, and fit, but these goals can be difficult to achieve while balancing long hours in the office. Think your employees’ health could be slipping? One of the most important things you can do for your office is to help your workers be the best version of themselves by promoting health-inspired workplace incentives.
Everyone wants to live a life that is fulfilling, exciting, and full of happiness. As an employer, it’s important to recognize that contentment doesn’t come from good work habits alone. In a truly great work environment, an employer is doing everything in his or her power to make sure their workers are feeling at optimal health, both mentally and physically. This will benefit the office for many reasons:
Good health leads to good mental health
It’s no secret that physical and mental health are linked. Getting your body moving is the first step a lot of doctors take when treating illness such as depression — and there are a lot of reasons it works. Getting outside in the sun and absorbing vitamin D can have a huge impact on a person’s mood. Also, when a person looks good, they tend to feel good about themselves. Self-esteem can have a large impact on mental health for most people.
Mood affects memory retention
Our mood changes throughout the day. A bad mood is practically a guarantee that something will go awry with the work we’re producing. It’s hard to put your best foot forward if you’re not feeling motivated or you’re drowning in negative energy. If that’s the case, the work you produce in this state is likely to be lower quality than you intended.
Plus, it’s hard to remember instructions or training when you’re feeling sleepy, cranky, or emotional. On the contrary, when you’re in a good mood, you’re more liable to remember what you’ve been taught. And that’s the recipe for success in the workplace. When you have better recall, it’s easier to apply that knowledge where it’s needed: in the workplace.
Retaining knowledge matters in the workplace
Employers don’t want to waste valuable hours repeating instructions, correcting errors, and performing damage control. From cranky customer service experts to zoned-out accountants botching the numbers, letting employees slide in the workplace is a recipe for disaster. It’s important to ensure everyone in the office is working hard and that things are running smoothly.
But you can’t expect that when your workers are in a poor mood. When they’re sleepy, irritable, or just not feeling alert, it’s likely that there will be consequences — and you’re the one who has to deal with the repercussions of their mistakes. Why go through the trouble of this when you can instead reap the benefits of a well-oiled, active workplace environment? Efficiency, productivity, and alertness are all three benefits of an active agency.
What you can do for your workers
A wellness program might be just the trick to increase productivity, happiness, and retention. Your employees give you their time, their effort, and their loyalty. It’s important to recognize them for the number of hours they spend perfecting their craft and offering their skills to the betterment of the company, without neglecting the amount of energy they should be spending on themselves throughout the rest of the week.
The gift of health is a gift that will have endless returns for both you and your workers. Motivating them to get healthy might seem like a challenge, but it will be well worth it in the long run. Implementing a wellness program might work for your workplace, and that’s exactly why LiveWell 1440 is here.
We assess your workplace, discover health risks, intervene, educate, and enroll. We then motivate, engage, and coach. We track goals, measure progress, and provide results and rewards. And, in return, your employees will be healthier, happier, and more productive than before. You’ve got 1,440 minutes in your day; it’s time to make an impact. Contact us today to discuss a custom solution for your workplace.