The focus on mental health is the prime agenda in today’s world. Apart from this, in the organization, employees and employers positive mental health is the prime focus as it affects the complete functionality of the organizational structure.
As it is evident that wellness is everywhere in the fitness world, often health officials give a warning about it and employers are worried about it and the employees are worried about it. Stress is an important factor in everyone’s life and in particular in the day-today lives of the employees.
This subject is taking a toll on the employee’s health and leading to absenteeism and thus the loss in productivity and revenue of the organization on the whole.
There were few recent pieces of research and studies which were carried out concludes in the retail sector says that one in every 10 hours is lost in the unplanned work.
Management has the key and utmost responsibility for the mental and physical well-being of employees
More changes can be seen if we redefine the boundaries of wellness within the organisation. Currently, the employee welfare and it’s physical and mental well being sits comfortably with the HR Department. So, when we will redefine the boundaries of the employee definitions and move more towards the unique individual identification of the employees.
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Richard Hardyment, author of The Wellbeing Purpose: How Companies Can Make Life Better, says the near future holds both opportunities and challenges.
He also points out that emerging technology can help with the exciting prospects which will be helping in the management of time as well.
The days are arriving fast and with the help of Artificial Intelligence one can identify the employees which can be driving sick, so the smarter profiling of the employees will help in the matching of the new profile which will fit the profile.
Also, too much information about the employee leads to discrimination and sabotages the performance of the employees.
When it should more we centric, like who we are and how we define our daily activities apart from the analysis on the performance of the daily tasks assigned to us and what drives us to work?
“Today everyone is concerned about job satisfaction but in the future, everyone will be centric towards employee satisfaction. This will furthermore, helps in creating the jobs with meaning, flexibility and autonomy” adds Mr.Hardyment.
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The approach towards corporate wellness won’t be about the future of dramatic changes. But the changes will be steady and time taking.
Take physical health well – being. It has been seen that various Companies are running their fitness and health programme, which they are not ditching, and healthcare professionals refer to a more holistic approach and prevention led healthcare.
The private sector will follow suit in the future
“We know that over 70 per cent of diseases is preventable. Today’s forward-thinking companies are offering allied health solutions at onsite clinics for all types of problems, including prevention,” says Anne Marie Kirby, chief executive of Canada-based CoreHealth Technologies, a corporate wellness technology provider.
Same is true for the working professionals too, as the studies suggest that eight in ten professionals prefer to work outside the office. It was presented by the study by IWG, which is the parent company of the leading workspace company named Regus and Spaces.
It is evident that due to the advent of the digital world, very few of us will slog to go to work daily.
This can also lead to flexible contracts and moreover, employees should never be treated like freelancers, rather stress on the wellness and fitness of the employee should be given.
Kelly Panagiotidou, a Partner, People Operations at Reborrn, a new London-based digital consultancy, says corporate wellness programmes will no longer be seen as a benefit. She predicts: “In the future, such programmes will be viewed as an integral part of the value proposition offer to employees.”
Future of co – operate wellness is bright and employees will see more as an expectation rather than perk. AS employees will seek more of the personalised solution for the mental well-being. Moreover, the co – operate wellness will no longer be a benefit, but it would be viewed as an integral part of the proposition offered to the employees.