1.”Be clear with what is expected of your employees” David Brud, CEO, Remente
2. “Allow employees to work remotely”- Sionlewis, Vice President of EMEA at?LogMeIn??
The concept of the nine to five job is quickly becoming obsolete, with many organisations now demanding employees stay long hours to ensure they are hitting targets.
the knock-on effect this has on employees? mental, physical and emotional wellbeing can significantly impact business success and personal happiness making it critical that employers and employees alike take time tounderstand the keys to living a well-balanced work-life, free from the detrimental effects of stress.
An area being widely adopted by organisations to alleviate stress at work is remote working. According to recent research, 50% of the UK workforce is set towork remotelyby 2020. In today’s climate, this will improve employee wellbeing by allowing staff to work when and where they’re most efficient, and provide more freedom to ensure productivity.
To make sure they strike the right balance, employers should listen to their people’s needs, show that staff are appreciated and trusted, and adjust to this rise in remote working as an evolution of workplace culture. The rise of technological advancements and new working techniques, if implemented correctly, will facilitate this to enhance productivity, boost morale and improve the general wellbeing of organisations.
3.”Forget team building activities” Jonathan Gawthrop, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, EMCOR UK
When it comes to tackling stress in the workplace, yoga and other team activities seem to be on the rise. However, one big factor is usually overlooked the physical environment in offices.
Did you know that poor air quality inside our workplaces can have a big impact on employee wellbeing? Most overlooked are the levels of CO2?in the office, often mistaken for ‘stuffiness.
If left unmonitored, high CO2?levels can have an immense impact on people’s productivity and health – including poor decision-making, slower reaction times and increased tiredness.In our recent research, we found that workers were able to work 38% faster when C02 levels were lower.
Despite widespread concern from both business and government regarding the UK’s productivity levels compared to its European neighbours, small changes and regular monitoring could improve workplace stress across the country.
4. “Introduce a wellness break” Debbie Williams, co-founder, John Williams Heating Services?
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