In the age of fast paced business markets, various disruptions at workplaces are taking place almost every day and there is a lot of stress involved for the teams and organization as a whole.
In order to mitigate this problem, HR professionals are continuously aiming to enhance employee experience for attracting and retaining the best talents.
It is a known fact for all that a happy and healthy workforce is good for business. Workplace well-being programs have a positive impact on employees’ wellness and can also increase teams’ overall productivity, engagement, and cohesiveness.
In order to build a positive culture, we need constant attention, innovation, and refinement. Today, employees expect that apart from their professional growth their entire job experience should also cater to their personal lifestyle.
Initiating a well-being program leads to a healthier, happier, and an engaged workforce.
Let’s take a look at these four processes:
a) Flexible Working Environments
It is not possible for everyone to do work from home. But for the ones who can in some instances, it will lead to a boost in productivity along with providing an emotional and mental break from being on the office premises.
Even by working from home once a month, if it is suitable for your work environment, will likely lead to a rise in morale and productivity.
b) Selling the Benefits on Both Sides
Keeping forward a business case, will help in explaining the importance of employee well-being and asking the employees the type of initiatives they want, can help initiate new ideas.
This can be done through seminars, organization-wise employee assessment, staff survey, and will help in recognizing what can affect their wellbeing.
Some may include, flexible working hours, training and development, remote working, etc. In case you have a dispersed or a diverse workforce, think of the hard parts of engaging employees and encouraging them.
Considering some cultural sensitivities or leveraging technology to deliver initiatives via a web-based platform helps all employees to take part no matter wherever they are located.
c) Monitoring Progress
A well-being program involves implementing initiatives that can self-execute without any further input.
Then check on your progress and ask questions such as what are the initiatives that are working properly and the ones which are not, the least and the best engaged sections of employee workforce, and the cost of the initiative taken.
After knowing the answers you can start to act on them and refine the program. It is an ongoing process but improving the wellbeing program will ensure ongoing employee engagement and will return the best outcome.
The Bottom Line
Workplace well-being programs are good for business and its people. Introducing a program at your organization should not be a rushed process and needs a solid plan before starting.
By monitoring progress and taking proper initiatives, you can ensure good results and deliver a program that boosts business and improves the health of your employees.