The start of a new year is the perfect time to get healthy and happy and encourage your workforce to do the same. Workplace wellness is being taken more seriously, and while you may not want to employ a Happiness Officer (yes, it’s a real job), it is worth considering the strategies you have in place.
Like pets, you can tell a lot about a person from their office jumpers.
Or jackets, shawls, gloves or any other item of festive wear (so as not to discriminate) for that matter, particularly on Fridays.
Offices are rarely the perfect temperature (maybe it’s a conspiracy) – in winter it’s always too warm, and in summer the air-con definitely makes you regret not bringing in that embarrassing but super-warm top. And don’t even get me started on spring and autumn – what a game of roulette that is.
Apples and bananas aren't often labelled in the 'exotic' or 'interesting' fruit categories. In fact, the last time I told someone they were my favourite fruits their reply was 'oh...' I was expecting to hear an 'oooh' instead so that was pretty disappointing.
Who ever knew how much disappointment two less 'o's could hold?
We just helped our sixteenth company with their Health and Wellbeing Week, and I have to say, it turned out to be our best yet.
When you look at the eating stats for their 127 staff the week after their health week, however, you might think things aren’t progressing as their staff only ate 0.7 extra portions of fruit a vegetables a day. But all signals are pointing in the right direction.
Here’s what happened during their week.
An office fruit box delivery, if you don’t have one already, is indispensable for the work place in 2016.
People are important. Your business’ successes (and failures) are down to your team.
What’s more, 90% of a business’ operational costs are spent on staff wages. That means, fundamentally, every business is run on people power.
So how your colleagues feel, act and work is of paramount importance and you need to do everything in your power to give them the platform to succeed.
Because their success is your success.
So what do you need to do today?