Build a Healthier Work Environment, Part 1: Employers

Workplace Wellness: Knowing “The Why”

There are so many things that go into creating a healthier work environment for your company, from cultivating a healthy culture to living out healthy habits. The one thing we know is that a healthy work environment MUST start with the employer’s lead.

When considering workplace wellness the first thing to ask yourself is:

Do you and your company know your “WHY”?

  1. Why are you in the business that you are in?
  2. What is the purpose of your work?
  3. What values and desires drive you to make your company a success?

The more clear your “why” is to all of the members of your team, the better the chances for a healthy environment. The “why” should be clearly and simply stated in your mission statement.

Next, use these 6 simple steps to cultivating workplace wellness:

  1. Educate your team on “the why.” Can your employees readily state your mission statement?
  2. Make sure all teammates know the company values. Are your values clear to everyone in the organization?
  3. Ensure employees understand what is expected from them in their job. Are your employees job duties clear and understood by everyone?
  4. Hold employees accountable for doing their job. Do you hold your employees fully accountable for doing their job as expected?
  5. Empower employees by giving them autonomy to do their job. Do you allow your employees some freedom to decide how they get their job done?
  6. Be the example by living healthy habits. As the leader, are you setting a good example. Do you “walk the walk” and “talk the talk”?

Define your values and refine your focus. Once the focus is there, the healthy habits will follow.

Call BTC | BRIO today if we can help you get started on creating a healthier work environment. Our BRIOworks program has successfully helped companies improve musculoskeletal and physical health by building a culture of health performance. Stay tuned for the next two parts of Building a Healthier Work Environment series.

Building a Healthier Work Environment, Part 2: Employees

Workplace Wellness for Employees

A healthier work environment starts with you. Assessing how you feel about the work you do and the contribution you make to the company’s success is the first step to creating a healthier work environment. Take a moment to tap into how you really feel about your work.

Feeling GREAT about your work and your work environment needs continual attention and frequent re-assessment. Here are some simple steps you can take to feel great about your work:

  1. Understand the mission and the vision of the company. Why are you doing what you do? Find out where you fit into this mission, and how you can help.
  2. Live up to the values set by the organization. If there are no values, help your employer define your values. You must feel in line with the company values.
  3. Be clear about your job duties and be responsible for getting it done.
  4. Seek to add value to the company. How can you best use your talents to help the company be more successful?
  5. Look objectively at how things are done, recognize what works and doesn’t work, and offer suggestions for improvement.
  6. Be creative and diligent in working towards solutions for the things that aren’t working well.
  7. Take pride in your company and your contribution to the company’s mission.
  8. Contribute constructive ideas. Seek never ending improvement.
  9. Don’t settle for the ways things are. Work for the change.

There are endless ways to creating a healthier work environment. Start by assessing your attitude about work and take it from there. Find small things you can change and positive things will come.

Need a jumpstart at your company

Baudry Therapy Center can help your company develop a healthier work environement. Give us a call at 504.841.0150 to get a little jump start on your team’s health and watch productivity increase!

Catch up on  Part 1 of this 4-part series.  Next up, 15 simple steps you can do at work each day to stay healthy!