What Does Wellness Have to Do with Work Productivity?

wellness for work productivityMaximizing your team’s output through a wellness initiative may be just the thing to boost your business

For years, companies have tried different methods when working to improve employee productivity and effectiveness. A proven way to improve efficiencies across virtually any industry is through the introduction of a tailored wellness program.

When people feel better, they perform better. Encouraging self-care gives value back to the employee, and in return, gives them a more refreshing outlook on the tasks ahead.

Here are some ideas to help you create a productivity lift at your company through wellness initiatives, which take little to no effort at all:

Encourage Exercise

Whether you fund a gym membership for your employees, offer an on-property gym, or facilitate group walks throughout the day, exercise has been proven time and time again to help people focus and feel better. This rings true especially for marketers who may often feel attached to their keyboards. Ten or fifteen minutes not staring at a screen can make all the difference for a more productive morning or afternoon. Walking meetings, anyone?

Lifestyle Best Practices

Many employees are striving to reach a better work/life balance for their own well-being, which then translates to better performance at work. This might mean more flexible schedule, work-from-home days, or in-office mini events that allow teams to connect outside of the conference room.

Create a More Relaxed Workplace

While there is no such thing as a 100% stress-free workplace, leaders have the opportunity to minimize stress levels at work to boost productivity. Start by analyzing the actual layout of the office environment.

Is it a traditional space with rows of cubicles, and a clear division between upper and lower levels of leadership? If this is the case, you may have a real opportunity to create a more open and inclusive work environment, if that is conducive to productivity for your team’s goals.

Consider offering exercise balls to sit on as an alternative to desk chairs. Or, bring a few treadmills into the workplace and create workstations built around them.

Increasing productivity correlates with finding what is important to your team (work/life balance, health and wellness, managing stress) and finding ways to create a sense of harmony. If you’re not sure where to get started, send a survey to your company. Ask how to create a more optimal environment for them. Do so, and your team will find it easier to respond with higher levels of production and a better sense of loyalty to the business.

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