Wellness in the workplace is essential to a strong and engaged culture regardless of industry. Here in Southeast Michigan, especially with the longest winter in memory, employees depend even more on organizations and companies doing everything they can to keep employees mentally and physically fit.
Although it is impossible to have a fitness center in every workplace, it is important for leadership to support the overall health of everyone in the company, especially in businesses where sitting for 40 hours or more a week is part of the business environment.
In the Dale Carnegie & Associates class business book from 1993, The Leader in You, winning friends and influencing people are both very challenging without engagement. In Chapter 13 entitled Achieving Balance, a section places importance on work and life: “It is vital for all of us to balance out our lives, to make room for things other than work. This won’t only produce happier and more satisfying personal lives; almost inevitably, it will also make people more energetic, more focused, and more productive at work.”
Wellness in the workplace is integral to a healthy and positive organizational culture. By simply making teambuilding a sport, the company or organization will grow in equal proportion to employee wellness. Across departments engaged leaders and employees can have “walking” meetings to get the business moving.
Proactive businesses here in Metro Detroit can:
- Offer onsite fitness sessions if the space is available
- Integrate a flex schedule to minimize stress
- Schedule a company field day as the warmer months approach
- Subsidize local gym and fitness memberships
- Integrate stress management education
- Have morning teambuilding sessions
- Offer Dale Carnegie Training in class or online involving communication and engagement
In organizations where there is more involvement, employees thrive in the climate of activity. Achieving goals and strengthening cooperation are key ingredients to minimizing and managing stress and energizing teams to both goals and objectives. Wellness in the workplace is essential to success.
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