There is a strong relationship between employee wellbeing and productivity in the workplace. Increased levels of stress have been proven to decrease levels of productivity, with more absences being due to work-related stress.
In this blog, we will highlight the importance of employee wellness and its relationship with productivity, and also how to improve productivity with a employee wellness app.
There are many ways in which we can increase productivity within the workplace; setting deadlines, taking breaks, and setting up productive meetings. But where does employee wellness come into this?
According to MIND Charity, more than one in five (21%) agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them.
Assessing the efficiency of your workforce is imperative for the success of a business. However, we must acknowledge what affects employee productivity and what steps employers can take to improve productivity within your workforce.
Employee wellbeing refers to the overall health and wellness of a workforce. Workload and relationships within the workplace have a huge effect on employee wellbeing.
Gaining an average in employee wellbeing throughout a business is the most effective way to increase productivity. Although wellness changes from one employee to the next, and external factors can have an effect, taking a holistic approach to the workplace is the most effective method to achieving increased productivity throughout the workplace.
Presenteeism – being at work despite being unwell, has tripled since 2010. Whether being ‘unwell’ is in regards to our physical or mental wellness, we must acknowledge the whole of ‘wellness’ and take into consideration ways in which we can decrease presenteeism and increase productivity at work.
Increased Productivity Due To Employee Wellness
Employee wellbeing has a direct impact on productivity in the workplace. Wellness and productivity have a reciprocal relationship – improved employee wellness calls for increased productivity and increased productivity improves and workforce’s wellness.
Poor well-being has a damaging effect on one’s cognitive, emotional and behavioural functions. This is still relevant, despite the workplace setting. It is an employer’s responsibility to improve their employee’s well-being to achieve business success.
Without a workforce, there is no business. It should be of utmost priority to improve employee wellness. The business will reap the long term benefits of workforce wellbeing. The value an employee brings to the workplace is determined by their productivity and efficiency, which are affected by their wellbeing.
Improved employee wellness will create an improved culture within the workplace.
There are several apps on the market that pride themselves on improving wellbeing.
Head over to our latest blog: Wellbeing Apps For Employees to find out more.
Applications such as:
- Insight Timer
Are a brilliant way of encouraging mindfulness and improving the overall wellbeing of your employees. But is there a way in which employers can monitor their employees’ wellness and increase productivity in the workplace?
We can’t discuss employee wellbeing apps without mentioning our own of course! As previously mentioned in this article, it is important for wellness programmes in the workplace to be implemented and monitored using a holistic approach.
Wellspace is an innovative application which allows individuals to monitor their wellbeing but also provides organisations with the power to lead on workplace wellbeing.
Both employers and employees have access to our app’s online portal, creating an open and engaged workspace. With the workforce being able to log their wellness updates, equipping organisations with the right tools to manage wellness and taking a proactive approach to tackle wellness issues in the workplace – Wellspace allows for a more connected and engaged workforce.
What comes with a more engaged workforce? Increased productivity! Our employee wellness app allows individuals to monitor:
- Mental Health
As well as engage in team challenges and gain access to content which promotes wellness in the workplace. Expert advice from nutritionists, fitness coaches and mental health experts means employees can focus on their work without worrying about those external factors affecting their wellness. The easily accessible application and portal allow them to find meaningful solutions to improve wellbeing and in turn, has longer-lasting benefits for the business as a whole.
Get In Touch
Engaging in the Wellspace application creates a more engaged and productive workforce. Sounds like something you’re interested in? Get in touch!
Our team are on hand to discuss any enquiries about ways in which you can increase productivity by incorporating our employee wellness app into your workplace.
Request a demo on our website:www.yourwellspace.com or give us a call on 08081780748.