How can you encourage healthy habits at the office this winter?
Encourage staff to stay vigilant, especially during the current pandemic situation and go over the following reminders:
- If you have cold for flu symptoms, stay at home
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow
- Wash your hands regularly and properly
- Regularly disinfect shared surfaces
Many people still believe that showing up to work, despite being sick, proves their dedication to the job. As a manager, set a good example and be aware of how you respond when someone calls in sick. Additionally, you might want to consider if employees could work remotely when feeling well enough to do so, while not running the risk of getting others in the office sick.
Cold and wet weather often discourage people to do exercise or even go for a walk. Exercise helps blood flow to the brain which improves alertness, energy and productivity. Small walks can produce positive physiological effects in helping people to mentally refresh, which is vital when working in an office environment.
Have you ever tried walking around the block for a ‘meeting on the run’, rather than sitting in an enclosed room?
According to Forbes, one study found that happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees. When it comes to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact, raising sales by 37%.
Why not share this blog article and other resources with your employees?