Does your workplace culture enhance your wellbeing?
There are some significant signs that will help you to establish whether or not your workplace is contributing to your wellbeing and simple steps you can take as an employee to help improve your own workplace wellbeing.
As tempting as it can be on a busy day to skip lunch, it’s important to take regular breaks to help improve your productivity. Research has shown that people who take regular breaks for every 52 minutes of work were more productive than those who didn’t.
- Measuring wellbeing
Your organisation regularly takes steps to measure its employees wellbeing. This can be as simple as conducting a survey like our wellbeing diagnostic tool – Wbi – which considers factors such as current staff wellbeing levels, causes of impaired wellbeing, factors that will drive improvements and returns you can expect from interventions.
- A view
A view of the outside world can dramatically help to improve your state of mind at work. Office lighting and continually looking at a screen can be detrimental to your eyesight and health. If logistically you are unable to have a window near your desk, try taking a walk each day outside – the fresh air and exercise will also contribute to your wellbeing.
- Sitting down
It’s very much common knowledge that a sedentary lifestyle can have a negative impact on your health. Our blog post on ‘Improving physical health to help wellbeing at work’ [LINK] has some simple tips and tricks to boost your physical activity in the workplace.
This one is trickier to improve of your own volition but it is determining factor in whether or not your organisation is contributing to your wellbeing, or hindering it. When you aren’t recognised for your accomplishments, it can have a negative impact on your motivation, performance and productivity – seriously impairing your wellbeing. We regularly blog about the importance of psychological safety in the workplace, so please refer to our posts on this for advice on how to create a culture change that recognises workplace accomplishments.
For more information on wellbeing in the workplace or how to implement a wellbeing programme to improve organisational wellbeing, contact us today.