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3 Ways to Boost Employees Wellbeing

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If you want your workforce to operate in an effective, targeted, and productive manner throughout the course of each working day, then you need to tend to their wellbeing. The happier and healthier your employees are, the better prepared they will be to take on each new challenge that they face in the workplace.

Boosting your employees wellbeing will result in them improving their workflow, which makes this one of the most important tasks that you face as a business owner. To find out what needs to be done to perform this all-important task, be sure to read on.

Offer them excellent amenities

By providing your employees with excellent amenities both inside and outside of the workplace, they’ll no doubt be a lot happier and thus much more productive.

Some of the best amenities that you can offer in your workspace include:

  • Free snacks (preferably healthy ones)
  • Nap pods
  • Desk upgrades
  • Games
  • Massages
  • Gym equipment
  • Hot drinks on tap

When it comes to offering your employees external amenities, it’s all about location, location, location. You can’t pick up local stores and restaurants and take them with you — you have to relocate your business to an area that is rife with things that your workforce are going to appreciate and make use of. One of the best geographical locations to move to in this instance is London. The UK capital plays host to over 100 conservation areas and public squares, it has one of the most robust transportation systems in the world, and Michelin-star restaurants can be found here at every turn. Quite simply, if you want to provide your employees with the external amenities that they clamber for, you should look into London office space to rent.

Fill your workspace with natural light

As opposed to synthetic light, natural light is proven to boost mood, improve energy levels, and ultimately foster productivity in the workplace. You should, then, go out of your way to fill your office with natural light.

Here are just some of the specific benefits that your employees will stand to reap when you expose them to natural light throughout the course of each working day:

  • They will sleep better at night and therefore feel much more revitalised come each morning
  • Their vitamin D intake will be increased and that will prevent bone loss, reduce the risk of heart disease, and fend off weight gain
  • They will steal clear of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Their stress levels will not be raised by fluorescent lighting

Grow some indoor plants

Another scientific hack that you should embrace in your bid to boost employee wellbeing is to grow indoor plants. By dotting plants across the length and breadth of your workplace, your employees will stand to reap a whole host of health benefits. These include reduced carbon dioxide levels, increased humidity, reduced airborne dust levels, and a better regulated indoor temperature.

If you want to boost employee wellbeing, you need to be putting the above advice into practice. If you do, your workforce will be happier, healthier, and more productive in no time.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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