The word ‘wellness’ is hot on everybody’s lips. Why? Because more people than ever are seeking ways to cope with the fast-paced, 24/7 demands of modern living. And with time in short supply more of us are wanting to fit our health and wellness regimes into what have traditionally been known as ‘office hours’.
The speed of the digitally driven corporate world and the constant barrage of bleeps, news feeds and notifications mean employees’ nervous systems are being overloaded on a regular if not daily basis. This has a huge negative impact on both their wellbeing and productivity.
As research continues to demonstrate a link between stress and ill health, businesses are increasingly acknowledging that a healthy and happy workforce is essential to their bottom line.
Subsequently, corporate wellness is booming, with record numbers of businesses now turning to wellness-inspired companies to help support the mental and physical health of their employees to mitigate the risk of stress, anxiety and burn out.
In fact, research is showing that companies who invest in the wellbeing of their workforce are reaping big rewards. One study by the Harvard Business Review found that for every dollar US businesses invested into wellness, companies averaged a return of $2.71 by way of increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.
Companies with employee wellness schemes in place are more likely to attract and retain the best employees, which in turn helps them to stay ahead of the competition. A healthier workforce also means that performance and productivity levels increase; consequently creating a situation where employer and employee both benefit.
By taking positive steps to build a healthy company and empower staff to make informed and sustainable wellbeing choices, employers can credit themselves with reducing absences and getting staff back to work more quickly when they are sick. Which again leads to an increased level of productivity. If staff feel happy at work and valued by their employer, they are also more likely to be committed to their company and motivated to do their job well.
Most of us will admit to being time-short, rushing from one thing to the next and never really stopping for breath. It makes practical sense if you can fit a yoga class in to your lunch break, or get a massage during office hours. For some people this weekly lunchtime activity might be the only chance they get all week to improve their health and wellbeing.
Getting away from your desk and using your lunch break to do something that is beneficial for your body or mind is a clear win-win!
Seed in the Workplace
At Seed we use practical methods through interactive mind/body workshops to calm the nervous system, release stress and restore balance. People return to their desks feeling calm, centered and empowered. They regain clarity and inspiration as well as tools and techniques to help them manage their daily lives. Subsequently, productivity and creativity flow more easily.
We work with companies to create the right wellness solutions for their employees and offer a selection of packages to suit all requirements and budgets.
Our packages are made up of a combination of the below mind/body services from across the wellness spectrum.
If you would like to hear more about corporate packages from Seed Wellness then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org