It’s no secret – starting or growing a business can be stressful. While a small amount of stress can help motivate you, when it becomes unmanageable for either you or your employees, that’s when it becomes a problem.
We all need a bit of stress release. But when it comes to office ergonomics, few small business owners realize the power they have to reduce the stress on your body and improve productivity over time.
We all know how tough it is to go for a piece of fruit when there’s a piece of cake in the kitchen. Building a work environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice is one of the best ways you can set your employees (and yourself!) up for success.
It’s easy to look at your list of to-dos and wonder if you really have the time and energy to make workplace mental health a priority. You might worry about opening up pandora’s box, or wonder whether your team will ask more of you than you are able to give. You’re not alone.
Chronic diseases are a serious concern for Canadian employers, and have real impact on your small business’ bottom line through absenteeism and the rising cost of employee benefits.
When it comes to workplace wellness, it’s OK to start small. Just like you build you business one step at time, you can also take small steps to ensure you create an healthy work environment that your employees thrive in.
Canadian workers spend an average of 60% of their waking hours on the job. Knowing that, it’s not surprising that your business’ work environment has a significant impact on your health and the health of your employees.
There’s a lot more to growing a successful business than a master plan to increase sales or expand locations. You also have to have a keen eye on the two things that allow you to keep your business’ doors open in the first place.
Workplace wellness programs can help reduce sick leave and boost employee morale and productivity. But how do find ways to engage employees and encourage participation in wellness activities?
Have you considered making healthy New Year’s resolutions for your business? Why not make 2013 the year you commit to making changes that will lead to healthier, happier and more productive employees?