How Worker Well-Being Boosts Manufacturing & Distribution Production

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It’s no secret that people who feel good both physically and mentally have more energy to pour into their work, and more desire to do so.

While most organizations take well-being into consideration for their employees, it is a complex topic that may require more focus.

Well-being includes both physical and mental health but goes a lot deeper. It also includes feelings of satisfaction, a sense of purpose, and the ability to manage stress through healthy outlets. Employers can play a huge role in boosting their workers’ sense of well-being.

Benefits of Employee Well-being

Promoting your workers’ well-being isn’t just good for them. It’s also good for your bottom line. Companies that invest in their employees’ well-being consistently report:

  • Decreased work-related injuries
  • Lower rates of burnout
  • Less employee turnover
  • An energy-infused workplace built on collaboration and connection

How to Promote Worker Well-Being

If you’re ready to invest in employee well-being, start by revisiting your benefits package. In addition to excellent healthcare and plenty of paid time off, consider adding some sort of wellness benefits. This might include a cash stipend to spend on health-related activities, an employee assistance program, or even on-site or remote yoga classes.

In addition, you’ll need to lead by example. Well-being focused leaders:

  • Communicate clearly and openly
  • Foster an environment of trust
  • Enforce boundaries around work and insist that employees take regular time off
  • Monitor their own well-being and avoid making decisions or issuing edicts while fatigued or stressed out
  • Invest in a positive work environment. This involves everything from lighting and seating to the availability of healthy snacks to building a culture based on collaboration rather than competition.

When people’s well-being is taken care of, they have time and energy to pour into their work. They aren’t constantly tired, stressed, or overwhelmed. Instead, they feel more positive about themselves and those around them and are able to think more clearly and creatively.

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