The ultimate guide to workplace wellness takes a deep dive into what workplace wellness is and how to achieve it. The Wellspace application and portal lend themselves to achieving a culture of well-being amongst employers and employees.
There’s a lot of buzz around wellbeing in the workplace at the moment – as there should be! If you want to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, and form meaningful work relationships. This guide is for you!
Part One Of Wellness At Work
This guide is going to break down workplace wellness into the; what, why and how. Every workplace culture would benefit from a culture of well-being.
Here, in this part, we are going to delve deeper into what workplace wellness is and why it is important.
What Is Workplace Wellness?
Workplace wellness, often referred to as corporate or employee wellbeing is the culture of well-being in the workplace. Pretty self-explanatory right?
Well-being refers to the whole wellness of a person; including physical, emotional, financial, mental health, and the list goes on. Some employers feel as though the health of their employees isn’t their personal responsibility. However, studies show that one’s well-being has a direct impact on their work-life.
Wellbeing activities or programmes in a workplace to support employees’ health can include monitoring employees’ sleep, physical activity, and mental health check-ins. Anything that improves one’s well-being, and therefore improves their ability to work is seen as contributing to workplace wellness.
Whilst employers sometimes don’t feel it’s necessary for them to implement programmes that improve employees’ wellbeing, keeping work and home life separate, workplace wellness is the key to a productive and engaged workforce.
Why Is Workplace Wellness Important?
Whether your business is small and local or you run a global enterprise, we believe that corporate wellbeing should be at the top of business leaders’ agendas. But why?
We understand that employers want to encompass systems that benefit themselves and the workplace as a whole. Workplace wellness should take a holistic approach so that employees and employers can benefit and community culture is established.
Workplace wellness is important as we spend up to 40 hours a week at work! We spend enough time at work for a proactive approach to workplace wellness to be essential.
“In 2020/21 work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 50% of all work-related ill-health”
It’s essential that in order to create a productive and happy workplace, we prioritise the health and wellbeing of employees. Aiming to improve an employee’s well-being, in turn, improves their quality of life which will reflect on their behaviour at work.
One’s well-being has a direct impact on their ability to form relationships and respond to social situations. It’s important to nurture well-being in the workplace to ensure the workforce can work in conjunction and successfully communicate. This not only calls for work being completed on time and efficiently but also leads to a community culture among employees.
By having a workplace wellness programme in place, you are inviting benefits such as
- Reduced stress or work-related mental health issues
- Increased productivity
- Job satisfaction
- A physically and mentally healthier workforce
- Better relationships between colleagues and employers
- Improved employee focus
- Decrease in absenteeism
- Higher job retention
The list is endless!
Employees, especially officer workers, often struggle to maintain their physical health. A Wellspace, we prioritise all elements of workplace wellness and put together informative guides for employees to work toward better wellbeing.
Now you know what workplace wellness is and why it is so important, you’re almost there! Our ultimate guide aims to arm you with all the right knowledge and tools to achieve a culture of wellness in your workplace.
Head over to Part Two to learn all about how to achieve workplace wellness.
Alternatively, get in touch with us at Wellspace! If you want some more advice on workplace wellness, our team of experts are on hand to answer all your enquiries.
Call us on 0808 178 0748.