Creating a healthier workplace after the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 has caused colossal changes in the workplace. Employees are likely to be operating remotely or working altered rosters onsite. These adjustments, combined with the continuing health and fiscal implications of COVID-19, can have a significant impact on staff wellbeing.
Due to quarantine and social distancing restrictions, many Australians, particularly those living in rural and remote areas of Australia, are suffering from psychological stresses. Economic problems and physical distancing laws are leading to higher levels of isolation, alcohol abuse, gambling, depression, family violence and anxiety.
There are a number of immediate steps that workplaces can take to safeguard their employees’ health and wellbeing. Responding to the particular concerns of their employees, maintaining good lines of communication with team members, and looking out for changes in work output and behaviour should be top of mind for employers and managers.
However, in a post-COVID-19 world, industry will need to balance the successful transition of their staff back to the workplace. In fact, many businesses are considering a more flexible approach in which employees can divide their working time between the office and home. Benefits of working from home include spending less time commuting, increased flexibility and enhanced productivity.
If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is that our health is our greatest asset.
By undertaking wellness initiatives, businesses can not only support the health, performance and happiness of their employees, but also boost profits, staff retention and productivity.
Addressing wellbeing in the workplace should be a priority for companies that wish to thrive and prosper in a post-COVID-19 world.
Addressing both absenteeism and presenteeism (when issues prevent employees from being fully productive at work) is a challenge for businesses nationwide. Research shows that employee wellbeing boosts the health of the organisation. Additionally, healthy workers are more effective and efficient at work and have fewer sick days. Estimates suggest that almost 6.5 days are lost to presenteeism per employee each year in Australia.
Ben and Joel’s bespoke nutrition and movement-based programs will support the health and wellbeing of employees, at both an organisational and individual level.
Rather than focusing on shoulds and should nots, rules etc. they explore techniques to equip your employees with the know-how to make healthy and long-lasting life-style changes.
Additionally, the team takes a holistic approach to food, diet and exercise. The focus is on all aspects of health so participants are empowered to take charge of their own health journeys.
Ben and Joel are results-focused. You will see a measurable return on your investment with a healthier, more efficient and present work team. Data indicates that businesses will yield an average return of $5.81 for every dollar invested in workplace health programs (Australian Government).
Contact Ben and Joel to discuss how they can help improve the health of your employees to create a more prosperous and thriving workplace.
Examples of nutrition and exercise workshops:
Healthy eating for busy corporates
Corporate golf – learn simple moves to help your performance next time you’re on the golf course
How to create a healthy and balanced workplace lunch
How to reverse bad posture
Master the standing desk
Boost your mood with these health hacks
Breathing to boost energy levels
Vegetarian and plant-based cooking demonstrations
Healthy BBQ demonstrations
The zero equipment high-intensity interval session
Learn to love exercise
Clarity precedes success: learn how to set smart health and lifestyle goals
What to snack on at work
NB: The duo are based in Melbourne, however, they are happy to provide virtual sessions to business nationwide. Please get in touch to discuss.