Protecting the health and wellbeing of employees has emerged as the number one challenge to optimizing the workplace, according to recent report.
October 21, 2020
Did you know that 41% of employees regularly feel stressed or burned out at work? To coincide with World Mental Health Day and to shine a light on the link between individual wellness and productivity at work, here is a global roundup of statistics about mental health in the workplace.
October 14, 2020
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of keeping active during the working day to combat sedentary behavior. Simple interventions in workplace design — such as sit-stand desks, activity-based zones and ergonomic workstation equipment — can encourage active working for a healthier lifestyle.
October 7, 2020
Do You Feel Financially Well? Employers Are Investing In Holistic Programs To Improve Financial Wellness
Although financial wellness has declined in recent months, employers are offering holistic financial wellness programs for the benefit of their workers. Why? Because employers recognize that financial wellness has a direct impact on their employees’ overall happiness, which leads to better productivity.
September 30, 2020
Around 40 million people in the U.S. are coping with anxiety. In the workplace, some anxiety is normal — such as the pressure of meeting a deadline — but it can become a serious problem if left unchecked. Here are some signs to watch out for, and what to do if you are suffering from anxiety.
September 23, 2020
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