Sharing Wellness in the Workplace
Posted on 09/04/2017
When you think of wellness, what comes to mind? Let’s start with wellness in workplace. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines work health as “policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.”
Caring for employees establishes a foundation for any organization to grow off of. It’s the age-old saying: “Before you help others, you must first help yourself.” Think of this when approaching holistic employee wellbeing. Not sure where to get started? Check out these tips to ensure more satisfied, energetic and productive employees for yourself and others.
Create a landscape of open communication.
Organize a wellness committee.
Get everybody up and moving.
Encourage taking off needed time.
Recognize and praise strengths.
Check in regularly and reflect.
When an organization encourages a healthy and caring philosophy, it shows itself in productivity and work relationships. Fostering a deep sense of health and wellness among the team establishes a strong foundation for the business, which spreads into the community and grows the bottom line.
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