Leadership is the most important component to a successful workplace. Without it, the wellbeing of workers and productivity can suffer.
As the wellness industry has grown, companies have been more keen on embracing wellness offerings to prevent burnout and improve the overall health of workers. This can include fitness facilities and relaxation rooms, but how a manager shows up each day can make or break employee wellbeing.
This starts with recognition that employees are human and deserve to have their questions and concerns heard. Offering workplace yoga only does so much if employees are still working long hours and are expected to complete unattainable goals.
The CEO and the rest of the C-Suite sets the tone for the overall wellbeing of the company, so offering a supportive, healthy work environment is no longer a nice offering — it is necessary when competing for top talent.
When developing a business strategy, it is important to keep in mind the wellbeing of your staff, as well as stakeholders like consumers and investors who expect more than just financial performance. Shareholders in the new decade are expected to value sustainable and ethical business practices more so than ever before.