How wellness will improve the efficiency and productivity of your team

07
August
2019

Research continually shows that creating a strong, vibrant well being culture in the workplace, positively enhances the productivity and efficiency of your employees and the business. Here’s why:

Increasing employee engagement

Wellness programmes align employer and employee goals. A wellbeing culture allows employees to see their own wellness linked to their professional success and therefore the success of the company. Having incentives in the workplace that absorb employee interest will ultimately have a knock on affect to improving focus and engagement at work.

Reducing stress

If your employees suffer from various levels of stress, they’re less likely to be engaged in their work or produce the results they’re capable of.  Combining various wellness incentives empowers employees to manage their stress and the impacts that it can have on work. Not only does stress management stop the bad stuff,it also encourages, enhances and improves optimal performance and productivity.  

Reducing absences

Absenteeism costs businesses money. Sick days and ill health has led to an average of 30.4 days of productive time lost per employee, per year [1]. Encouraging employee wellness in the workplace allows employees to improve their healthy habits, in and out of work, reducing the chance of sick days.

Creating strong teams

Wellness is contagious. When employees look after themselves and stay healthy they are likely to influence their colleagues to do the same. Employees will start to motivate and encourage one another,which forms better workplace relationships and strong, productive teams.

Holding on to key players

It is estimated that it costs approximately £30k to replace a lost employee, due to recruitment and training. When a company invests in employee health and happiness it becomes a more attractive environment to work and stay long term.

[1] 2017 Financial Times Health At Work Survey