Digital overload is the overwhelming ‘bombarded’ feeling that comes from being constantly connected to digital platforms. It leads to distraction and procrastination, “staying busy but producing little of value.” Here are 5 simple ways to reduce digital overload and reclaim more valuable time.
September 16, 2020
The ongoing pandemic is adding pressure to workers, who are already concerned about job insecurity, market volatility, and their health. Companies need to act now by helping employees manage stress, maintain well-being and build resilience. This study offers advice on how to do it.
September 9, 2020
What exactly does ‘wellbeing’ mean, and what does it feel like? A ‘wellness wheel’ could provide the answers. It’s a self-evaluation activity that helps you to understand in which areas you are thriving, or struggling. Wellness is a journey, not a destination, and this activity enables you to check in with yourself from time to time.
September 2, 2020
New research reveals that three-quarters of workers have experienced burnout at work, with 40% specifically during the coronavirus pandemic. The study shows what type of help employees would like to receive through the workplace, and what workers can do to avoid burnout.
August 26, 2020
We need more ‘healthy buildings’ – but are CRE groups doing enough to create safe environments? Matt McCambridge from Eden Health, which offers solutions for COVID-19 screening and employee health, believes that property owners are now in the business of public health, and must act accordingly.
August 21, 2020
The global pandemic has brought a resurgence of interest in cycling, for leisure but also for the work commute. The flexible workspace industry can embrace this trend by becoming more welcoming to cyclists in their communities and by targeting locations that are bike friendly.
August 20, 2020
Many managers aren’t fully prepared or equipped to support their employees’ mental health. These 5 techniques will help managers recognize when employees need support and how to provide it.
August 19, 2020
Is your building making people sick? The air quality could be a major contributor. The onset of the coronavirus has made the need for healthy buildings and better ventilation a top priority. Here’s how to make three basic yet incredibly efficient improvements to your indoor air quality.
August 12, 2020
The way companies support work needs to evolve quickly, particularly now many people are working remotely on a full- or part-time basis. From ergonomic furniture to natural light, organizations must ensure that workers have access to the right tools and resources with safety and wellness in mind.
August 5, 2020
New research suggests that as the pandemic stretches on, the lack of boundary between work and home life is leading to increased feelings of burnout, stress, and anxiety. These easy ideas for self-care can help you decompress, which can do wonders for your mental health.
July 29, 2020
The latest Mental Health Index spotlights the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which shows that women and young people in particular are experiencing poorer mental health during the current situation.
July 22, 2020
According to a new survey of US workers, half of respondents said remote work has had a negative impact on their emotional or mental health — including 13% who report a very negative impact. Some people have received no basic training on how to work remotely, which has led to stress and a lack of separation between work and home life.
July 15, 2020
Some people are eager to get out and about, while others prefer to stay at home for fear of contracting COVID-19. If you are not yet ready to ‘go back to normal’ and if you are feeling anxious about spending time away from home, or going to the workplace, these 5 strategies can help.
July 8, 2020
A healthy building supports our physical, psychological, and social health and wellbeing, according to the WHO. These spaces have the potential to improve company performance, as well as enabling a safe return to work during the pandemic.
July 1, 2020
Too often leaders fail to model wellness behavior, which leads to energy depletion and burnout across the organization. Jamie Shapiro, author of Brilliant, emphasizes the need for leaders to “walk the talk” on wellness and introduces the idea that “to be our best leaders, we need to have a foundation of wellbeing in the workplace.”
June 24, 2020