Well-being in the workplace is no longer a comprise — it is a necessity for businesses who want to ensure their workers are as productive as they are healthy. Without a company culture that supports employee well-being, companies risk losing valuable talent. Here are a few ways workplaces can start building a more nurturing environment.
Organizations should review goals for productivity, turnover, workplace health and safety standards and find the best tools to address these issues. This could include offering flexibility, receiving more employee feedback,providing educational classes on how to de-stress and even mindfulness training courses.
Millennials have become the biggest portion of the workforce and hold different expectations of management than their older predecessors. This group of workers will leave their position if the company has managerial and operative issues that could lead to burnout. Younger workers value a collaborative, mentor-driven, flexible work environment.
Including programs that lead to long-term change are also guaranteed to solidify an employee’s job satisfaction. Educative courses on fatigue prevention or social activities that incorporate team challenges are great ways to keep workers engaged and provide them the tools to maintain productivity, as well as mental and physical health.
Many companies are legally required to have some sort of diversity policy in place, but this can be isolating for some workers. Organizations that emphasize inclusion rather than trying to meet a quota are more likely to see success and retain their top talent.