As the nation’s workplaces transform from the drab awkwardness of The Office to the fluffy furnishings and thinking of W1A, it can be easy to overlook concerns about workplace wellbeing as the latest management fad.
But time and again, leading companies prove that investing in a positive and motivational work environment can prove hugely beneficial to mood, productivity and, eventually, profit.
The best way to bring about improved workplace wellness is to focus on key areas for change - creating simple, actionable policies that can have an immediate impact on the day-to-day feel of your work environment.
Regularly carve thirty minutes to an hour out of your team’s calendars to sort and simplify - it may be the most valuable hour of your working week.
- Promoting wellbeing
Meditation can be equally daunting for some, but simple apps like Headspace are a fantastic way to simplify and de-stigmatise self care and demonstrate the value of mindfulness.
- Getting out of the office
A day doing something unusual, with a few relevant workshops here and there just to keep things work-orientated, can really blow out the cobwebs and get the team talking and thinking. Whether it’s a day at the seaside, or even skating and trampolining at a purpose-built adventure centre, the unexpected can be a great way to unlock potential in your team.
- Building a social structure
By Jamie Ross, Project Manager for Better Extreme