Over recent years, more companies are incorporating wellness initiatives into their office environment. It’s mission critical in todays competitive markets, to attracting and retain the best talents. One crucial measurement is the engagement levels of everyone in the entire organisation. People are not motivated by money alone, and wellness programs are part of the strategy to improve job satisfaction and productivity. However, only a few companies actually have comprehensive programs that produce better health outcomes among employees. As a result, improved engagement and performance at work, naturally follows since employees are healthier and happier.
Unfortunately not all wellness programs are successful. Here are 5 best practices that help create successful corporate wellbeing programs that gain true engagement.
It's BONUS time! For many march is Appraisal Month - so it's time to put on your productivity hat and make sure you go above and beyond to get the best appraisal (and most money!) But are the distractions too hard to resit? Although millennials are supposedly more reliant and tech savvy, everyone who uses a variety of apps on smartphones may be affected.
People who live a happy life and successful career take a different approach. They don't let their concentration be killed by a Facebook alert or an incoming email. Here's the TOP 5 distractions we should never succumb to, to show off our best self (and before we get replaced by automated scripts or a newer, younger, cheaper recruit!)
What's the best office chair for back pain and neck aches? For something that we use every day for hours at a time, the office chair is often overlooked.
Those sitting their entire work day sitting put themselves at high-risk of back pain, neck pain and headaches, as well as chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Medical experts have started referring to long periods of inactivity and it’s negative consequences as “sitting disease”.
Here's a brief excerpt from Chapter 25 of my book, discussing the 8 essential features of the best ergonomic office chair.
Sit too long? Yes. Regardless if we exercise or not, we sit longer than any other generation. Even with our wonderful wearable tech gadgets and our gym sessions, our daily sitting habits increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. Simply put, regular workouts, with all its health benefits, do not entirely counteract the negative effects of sitting.
Smoking Kills. Drink Driving Kills. Now a new bad boy has joined the ranks. Sitting Kills. But there's something simple we can all do to avoid it. Get your bottom up! Here's why.