Your employees’ wellness is important.
When employees are physically and mentally healthy, they are more productive, more engaged, and more likely to stay at your organization.
Yet, as Corporate Wellness Magazine notes, “some employers simply do not feel they have any responsibility for the health of their employees” because “they feel this is a very personal responsibility”.
In this article, we will show you that workplace wellness is your responsibility and teach you how to improve it at your organization.
To do so, we will explore:
- What “workplace wellness” really is and why it matters
- The three ingredients that create high levels of workplace wellness
- How platforms like Grytics make it easy to improve workplace wellness
Workplace Wellness: Why You Must Care About It
First, let’s define what “workplace wellness” actually is, why it matters, and why it’s your responsibility.
As the Global Wellness Institute states, workplace wellness is “Any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior among employees and to improve health outcomes”.
In simple terms: Workplace wellness is anything you do to keep your employees physically and mentally healthy so they can do their best work.
Effective workplace wellness programs have been shown to:
- Increase job satisfaction for 70% of impacted employees.
- Decrease sick days for 56% of impacted employees.
- Deliver ROI of $3 - $6 for every $1 invested in the program.
Unfortunately, wellness has decreased due to the pandemic and the move to remote work. Employees are struggling to adapt to their new work conditions, and they seek guidance from their leaders. McKinsey found that:
- 49% of employees are experiencing burnout.
- 47% of employees are worried because their leaders have not guided them into the world of post-pandemic hybrid work.
- Employees who feel anxious about hybrid work are 2.9x more likely to experience moderate to high levels of burnout.
In sum: Modern employees are not managing their wellness effectively on their own, leading to high levels of burnout. Leaders must help their employees maintain mental health in the new world of hybrid work to reduce anxiety and prevent burnout. And here’s how you can do just that.
The Recipe to Workplace Wellness: Three Key Ingredients
Modern workplace wellness programs are challenging to get right. You must design a program that reaches all of your employees, no matter their location.
To do so, you must focus your program on the one “place” where all of your employees now spend most of their time — their suite of collaboration tools like Workplace from Meta, Microsoft Teams and Yammer.
While you may not be able to manage your employees’ physical health through these platforms, you can manage their mental health. And within these tools, you have three key ingredients to keep your employees mentally healthy and avoid anxiety from their hybrid work environments.
- Workplace Collaboration: When your people collaborate they feel happier and more connected to their co-workers and your organization.
- Workplace Culture: As Forbes explains, “a positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency, and enhances retention…”
- Employee Experience: With good experience, your employees will remain engaged and emotionally committed to your organization.
You can control each of these ingredients by using your workplace collaboration tools effectively, and Grytics can help you do just that.
Meet Grytics: A Simple Solution for Workplace Wellness
Grytics is a new type of platform. It collects real-time data from your collaboration platforms and then analyzes that data to give you an accurate picture of your workplace wellness levels and how you can improve them.
Grytics gives you multiple features that drive collaboration, culture, and employee experience to improve workplace wellness. These features include:
- Member Metrics and Benchmarks: See which of your employees are collaborating the most and compare wellness KPIs between groups.
- Axes and Segments: Evaluate key wellness metrics at different levels within your organization (groups, departments, locations, and more).
- Sentiment Analysis: Decode the tone and feeling behind your employees’ comments to see how they feel about your work culture.
- Campaign Monitoring: See how your campaigns are performing and pinpoint which pieces of content are resonating with your people.
To learn more, here are a few of our past blogs on each ingredient of wellness:
- The Key to Better Workplace Collaboration — Analytics
- Build a Thriving Work Culture with Campaign Monitoring
- Building World-Class Employee Experiences with People Analytics
Or, reach out today for a personal consultation on how to improve workplace wellness at your organization.