If an organization focuses on employee wellbeing, they report greater employee engagement, better retention, and less absenteeism.
Corporations that actively promote health and wellness programs see all-around benefits like a decrease in absenteeism, 25 percent better retention, and 47 percent better engagement of employees.
The factors that influence wellbeing include design and construction elements like comfortable furniture, thermal comfort, quality of air, lighting, daylight views, gym facility, food quality, and options for mental relaxation.
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A study showed that employees with 150 minutes of physical activity a week had better work satisfaction, especially when they exercise before work.
Exercise, as expected, also results in less depression, and lowers job burnout.
Natural light has a direct effect on productivity and also reduces depression.
Poor lighting can affect an employee's mood and focus. Studies conducted by the Lighting Research Centre show that light has a strong influence on alertness, affecting the circadian clock of the employee as well.
Windows and daylight exposure has an increased positive impact, and a greater sense of health according to the Journal Of Clinical Sleep Medicine. It affects the mood of the employee, leading to more exercise and better rest.
A study showed that standing desks are beneficial for employee health, and increase productivity. Calling is more impactful while standing as opposed to sitting, with about a 53 percent better success rate.
Standing desks ensure better circulation and bring more oxygen to the brain, boosting mental clarity, provided the necessary precautions are taken and guidelines are provided.
A number of studies on office temperature revealed that:
When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workspace – such as the position of your monitor or the height of your chair– can greatly affect your productivity and even your health.
With a few adjustments you can improve your working environment and keep your desk from killing you.