Το μασάζ εδώ και χιλιετίες βελτιώνει τόσο τη σωματική όσο και την ψυχική υγεία. Είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένο με την ευεξία μας.
Για την ομάδα σας
Το εταιρικό μασάζ μπορεί να ενισχύσει την αποδοτικότητα της ομάδας σας και παράλληλα την αίσθηση του ανήκειν.
640 Εργαζόμενοι / 11 Σημεία 4 Ημέρες / Αθήνα-Λάρισα- Θεσσαλονίκη
‘’Προσέφεραν 12’ λεπτές αναζωογονητικές συνεδρίες στεγνού μασάζ χωρίς λάδι, σε κάθε έναν από εμάς, στις αίθουσες συνεδριάσεων που τους παρείχαμε. Σε συνδυασμό με τα τονωτικά ροφήματα και ειδικά διατροφικά μείγματα που μας προσέφεραν στο τέλος, άφησαν τον κάθε δέκτη απόλυτα ευχαριστημένο, αναζωογονημένο και σε πραγματικά καλή διάθεση.’’
‘’Η μεθοδολογία υλοποίησης είχε εκπληκτική ροή, προέβλεπε κάθε πιθανή λεπτομέρεια ενώ ταυτόχρονα ήταν αρκετά ευέλικτη για να απορροφήσει και τις δικές μας ιδιαιτερότητες και κανόνες. Ήταν συνεπείς, οργανωμένοι και χειριστικαν με επαγγελματισμό το project που τους αναθέσαμε. Τα επίπεδα υγιεινής ήταν υψηλά και η συνολική οργάνωση δέσμευσε μκρό απο τον δικό μας χρόνο.’
OTE – Cosmote Group
1200 Εργαζόμενοι / 6 Σημεία 4 Ημέρες / Αθήνα
‘’Ανταποκρίθηκαν σε κάθε αίτημά μας με μεγάλη προθυμία και ευελιξία στο εντατικό πρόγραμμα έδειξαν απόλυτη προσαρμοστικότητα στα διαφορετικά κοινά και νοοτροπίες, και χάρη στα communication skills που διαθέτουν κέρδισαν όλους τους εργαζόμενους.’’
‘’Στα λίγα λεπτά που διαρκεί το διάλειμμα των εργαζόμενων στα Call Centers ο Mark και ο Γιάννης εργαζόντουσαν τόσο εντατικά αλλά και ποιοτικά με αποτέλεσμα να χαρίζουν πραγματικά πολύτιμες στιγμές ευεξίας στους εργαζόμενούς μας, γεγονός που καταγράφηκε στη φόρμα αξιολόγησης που συμπλήρωσαν.’’
‘’Πιστεύουμε ότι θα μας δοθεί η ευκαιρία για νέα συνεργασία – ειδικότερα στο πλαίσιο των προγραμμάτων Εσωτερικής Επικοινωνίας – για τους εργαζόμενους του Ομίλου ΟΤΕ, καθώς έχει ήδη διατυπωθεί το αίτημα για επανάληψη του προγράμματος ευεξίας με τους συνεργάτες μας Mark και Γιάννη.’’
Έχουμε μια σειρά γευστικών και ευεργετικών προτάσεων που θα συνοδεύσουν και θα ολοκληρώσουν την εμπειρία των ανθρώπων σας. Εστιάζουμε αποκλειστικά σε υπέρ – τροφές και αντιοξειδωτικά μείγματα που βελτιώνουν την διάθεση και αυξάνουν τα επίπεδα ενέργειας.
Σκοπός μας είναι να ενημερωθείτε για μεθόδους που προάγουν τη σωματική και ψυχική ευεξία καθώς και για νέους τρόπους διατροφής. Αν επηρεάσουμε τις διατροφικές σας συνήθειες προς το καλύτερο, θα αλλάξουμε ταυτόχρονα και την καθημερινότητα σας. Επηρεάζοντας την καθημερινότητα σας βελτιώνουμε τα αποθέματα σωματικής ενέργειας, την ψυχική σας δύναμη και κατά συνέπεια την παραγωγικότητα σας.
5 Powerful Stress Relievers You Can Do At Your Desk (by Forbes.com)
Stress can take a serious toll on your mental and physical health if you’re not proactively taking steps to combat its harmful effects. And while practices like yoga and exercise are good long-term strategies for stress reduction, there are times where you need immediate relief from distress. Workplace stress relievers are helpful for difficult days, and exercises you can perform at your desk can be a lifesaver. High stress levels and spikes in anxiety impair concentration and creativity. Relaxing for a few minutes before you make that sales call, or calming yourself down before you give an important presentation, could be key to peak performance. Here are five quick stress relievers you can do at your desk: 1. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Stress can cause you to tense certain muscles in your body. Over time, you may become so accustomed to that tension that you stop noticing that your muscles are tight. Sore muscles – especially in the neck and shoulders – can stem from chronic tension. Progressive muscle relaxation lets go of that tension. Focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing your muscles, one group at a time. Start with your toes and work your way up to your neck. With practice, you’ll increase your awareness of when you’re tensing your muscles and you’ll learn to let go of that tension. 2. Visualization When you can’t physically go to your ‘happy place,’ a quick mental vacation can do wonders for your stress. Visualize one of the most relaxing scenes you can imagine – a beach, the top of a mountain, your favorite chair in the living room, or any other place you’d love to be. Close your eyes and spend a few minutes imagining you are there. Engage as many senses as you can by thinking about what you’d see, hear, smell, touch, and taste if you were really enjoying that relaxing scene. A quick mental vacation can relax your mind and body. 3. Deep Breathing / Please ask WorkWell for our ‘Mindfulness Techniques’ program You likely don’t pay much attention to your breath. After all, you do it all day long and it’s completely automatic. But, becoming more aware of your breath, and performing a few deep breathing exercises can produce a natural relaxation response. Deep breathing is so powerful that The American Institute of Stress even named it the ‘best stress reduction technique’ of all. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and helps promote a state of calmness. Additionally, breathing techniques assist you in focusing on your body, which can quiet your mind. Although there are a variety of breathing techniques – some combine breathing with visualization – taking a few slow, deep belly breaths can provide immediate stress relief. 4. Engage Your Senses Engaging your senses is another way to refocus your attention and help you let go of worry. The key is to find out which sense is most helpful for you to engage. While some people find listening to music calms their minds, others experience maximum stress relief by looking at family photos. Experiment with a variety of activities that engage your senses. Put scented lotion on your hands, give yourself a quick hand massage, eat a piece of your favorite candy, or squeeze a stress ball. With practice, you’ll learn to recognize which types of sensory activities provide you with the most stress relief. 5. Laugh It’s true what they say – laughter really is the best medicine. A hearty chuckle stimulates circulation and soothes tension, which relieves some of the physical symptoms of stress. Laughter also increases endorphins released by the brain and produces a relaxed feeling. Surround yourself with a few items that will induce a giggle. Keep a folder filled with funny cartoons, funny photos, or ridiculous jokes. Talk to a co-worker with a hearty sense of humor or share a funny story. A willingness to laugh at yourself sometimes can also serve as a good reminder not to take life so seriously, which can do wonders for your stress level. Practice Makes Perfect Relaxation exercises take practice, so don’t give up right away if you don’t see immediate results. Practicing relaxation exercises regularly can train your brain and your body to react to stress differently. Over time, you’ll learn to quickly relieve your distress so you can prevent stress from hindering your performance. Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, keynote speaker and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, a bestselling book that is being translated into more than 20 languages.
10 Data Based Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs You Need to Know About
Employee wellness programs seem to offer obvious benefits. There’s general well-being of course, plus health, happiness…and the pursuit of more happiness? In other words, it can be surprisingly hard to articulate any concrete benefits of employee wellness programs, especially from a business standpoint. However, that’s exactly what you need to do if you want to make a solid case for a program you’ve been thinking about implementing. Source Fail to make a solid argument as an HR Professional, and your proposal to key decision makers could merit responses like these: “Sure, wellness programs for employees looks fun and sounds like a good idea, but do they really offer any benefits?” “Wellness programs don’t actually work; companies only implement them to have good talking points for annual reports.” “Why implement a program designed to achieve a concept as abstract as wellness?” But don’t you give up just yet—you’re about to get all the information you need to craft a water-tight response to those questions and others. We’ve pulled together a list of compelling anecdotal evidence on the benefits of employee wellness programs. Based on a range of criteria, from financial strategy to employee retention, we conclude that employee wellness programs definitely deserve your company’s attention and investment. You can use our evidence-based list to make an irresistible case that might just turn your aspirations for employee wellness programs into realities. Benefit # 1: Employee wellness programs increase healthy behaviour and curb the risk of lifestyle-related disease. The evidence: In the conclusion of a Workplace Wellness Programs Study Report published by Rand Health Quarterly, researchers write: Consistent with prior research, we find that lifestyle management interventions as a component of a wellness program can reduce risk factors, such as smoking, and increase healthy behaviors, such as exercise. We find that these effects are sustainable over time and clinically meaningful. This result is of critical importance, as it confirms that workplace wellness programs can help contain the current epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases, the main driver of premature morbidity and mortality as well as health care cost in the United States. The report suggests that wellness programs can have a significant positive effect on employees’ health—and their lives. This might not sound like a big deal, but it’s actually a major accomplishment, a testament to the power of employee wellness programs. From a public health perspective, health behaviour change is difficult to accomplish. If employee wellness programs can motivate long-term behaviour change, then they hold far more value than traditional, less effective, health interventions focused on individual willpower. Case in point: Employee wellness programs could be the key to achieving long-term health. Short Conclusion: A well-executed employee wellness program can actually make our employees healthier in the long run. If we implement a program and document the results, we’ll have another compelling employee benefit that attracts and keeps incredible talent. The benefits of healthy employees is something not to be looked over. Benefit # 2: Employee wellness programs increase engagement. The evidence: In a report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Humana, researchers write: Most critically for employers, however, the EIU research offers striking evidence that wellness programmes align employer and employee goals more closely. They increase employee engagement with the company’s mission and goals. Employees are also more likely to see their own wellness as being linked with professional success. Companies that build a wellness culture thus acquire a workforce that is not only more focused and engaged, but that sees that culture as benefiting their careers. Short Conclusion: Evidence suggests employee wellness programs could boost employee engagement and the tremendous benefits of employee engagement leads to improved retention and productivity. Plus, an employee wellness program engages and benefits employees outside of the office, so they’re more likely to feel that their job has a positive impact on multiple aspects of their lives, and they’ll be more likely to stay with us long-term. That means this program could also reduce our recruiting, hiring, and training costs over time. Benefit # 3: Employees want wellness programs. The evidence: Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed surveys to determine the overall perceptions of wellness programs from employee and employer perspectives. Their data analysis revealed that about 59.4% of employees think employers should attempt to improve the health of their workers. What does this statistic really indicate? It indicates that popular opinion supports the idea of corporate involvement in our health. As more companies adopt wellness programs, the number of employees demanding them will likely increase. Companies can stay ahead of demand by developing wellness methodologies and infrastructure now. This proactive strategy avoids scrambling to develop a worthwhile program when employee wellness matures into a must-have benefit. Short Conclusion: We can use our employee wellness program as a recruitment tool. Evidence suggests that employees want their employers to take an active role in their health, so if we can show potential employees that we’re invested in their well-being, we’ll gain an advantage over companies offering only bare-bones benefits. Benefit # 4: Well-being increases adaptability. The evidence: Top researchers at Gallup found that employees who are engaged at work and also experience high levels of well-being were 45% more likely than other employees to adapt to change. Instant communication tools, globalization, shifting responsibilities, and tons of other factors necessitate adaptability in employees at all companies, the big and the small. Programs that boost adaptability stand to benefit any organization. Adaptable employees don’t waste time freaking out about changes; they simply take a breath and rise to the occasion. Adaptable employees don’t need bosses to outline the steps they need to take; they simply jump in and get the job done. Short Conclusion: We need to increase our roster of adaptable employees, people who can roll with the punches and shift with changing responsibilities, and it turns out, adaptability can be cultivated. By implementing an employee wellness program, we can help our most engaged employees adapt to change, increasing their performance and reducing their stress levels. Benefit #5: Specialised wellness programs provide a solid return on investment. The evidence: The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) performed a systematic review of programs that featured health risk assessments with feedback and health education. They found that for every dollar invested in health intervention, employees recouped between $1.40 and $4.60 in avoided medical costs and productivity losses. Short Conclusion: A systematic literature review from a panel of expert public health specialists suggest that we’ll save more on medical costs and productivity losses than we’ll spend on a solid employee wellness program. Implementing the program could leave us better off than we were before; it could actually save us money. Benefit #6: Employee wellness programs boost productivity. The evidence: According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, when employees leveraged wellness programs to make lifestyle changes, they ended up saving their companies about $353 in recouped productivity—productivity they gained as a result of their newfound wellness. Short Conclusion: An employee wellness program could save us money in lost productivity. Respected studies indicate we could save as much as $353 per person, per year. We have 571 employees, so an employee wellness program could save us around $201,563 a year. Benefit #7: Employee wellness programs could elevate company culture. The evidence: A Virgin Pulse study found that 85% of employers believed their successful wellness program had a positive influence on company culture. Company culture comprises tons of variables, and many of them are challenging, if not impossible, to pinpoint. That’s why connecting an uptick in positive culture with a specific action is so significant. Short Conclusion: Evidence suggests that an employee wellness program could benefit our company culture, and our surveys indicate that our employees are looking for improvements in that area. An employee wellness program could give employees exactly what they want. Benefit #8: Employee wellness programs could boost market valuation. The evidence: In another report published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, researchers concluded that: This study supports prior and ongoing research demonstrating a higher market valuation—an affirmation of business success by Wall Street investors—of socially responsible companies that invest in the health and well-being of their workers when compared with other publicly traded firms. The researchers caution that the link between the wellness programs and market valuation is neither direct or immediate, but they encourage companies to make long-term plans and investments to develop truly effective programs that may one day benefit stock performance. Short Conclusion: Some studies connect outstanding financial performance to outstanding wellness programs. Wellness programs take time. If we ever hope to cultivate the kind of wellness programs that could infiltrate every aspect of our company and improve our overall performance, then we need to start planning and implementing now. Benefit #9: Employee wellness programs bring employees together and build camaraderie. The evidence: By their very nature, employee wellness programs depend on the participation of multiple employees. So no matter what kind of program you choose, it’s guaranteed to bring employees together on some level. Wellness programs involve shared goals and struggles and maybe even group meetings, support groups. and fitness activities. As employees work on improving their health together, bonding and camaraderie will follow. Short Conclusion: Employees cite “lack of communication in the workplace” as a company problem in our surveys year after year. Implementing an employee wellness program will get people working together toward the same goal—outside of their usual work responsibilities. This would definitely improve company communication, and it would support good health at the same time. Benefit #10: Employee wellness programs focused on meditation could reduce stress. The evidence: Develop an employee wellness program focused on mindfulness, and you could notice a major reduction in workplace stress. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, meditation might help improve anxiety, stress, and depression. If you’re thinking about implementing a meditation-centric wellness program, then you’re in luck; meditation is a relatively inexpensive and fuss-free art to practice. If you have a light budget, you might be able to implement an employee wellness program using just one quiet conference room and some free guided mindfulness meditations. Short Conclusion: A majority of workers in a diverse array of jobs report facing lots of work-related stress. It’s safe to say that many of our co-workers feel stress as a result of things they encounter on the job. Stress isn’t just unhealthy for individuals, but it’s also unhealthy for our company as a whole; it leads to unnecessary sick days, increased work errors, and generally lower productivity. We could improve multiple aspects of our company performance by offering a wellness program aimed at reducing workplace stress. Main Conclusion Addressed to the HR Department We hope this list provided all the benefits and validation you need to fight for the employee wellness program you want to implement for your company. In addition to familiarising yourself with evidence to support your program, we recommend putting together a detailed plan for the program you will be proposing! Why? Once you guide the Top Management on the benefits of your program in general, they’re going to have a lot of questions on the specific details. Be sure to have a detailed budget that outlines the different costs associated with your proposed program. Top Management will likely bring up workflow as well. They’ll want to know if they need to hire new staff just to manage this program. This is where companies like WorkWell step in! We are particularly good in providing Turn-Key Solutions as your Contractor!
What is Employee Wellbeing, Why is it so important and What does Research say?
For most us, our lives are made up mostly of work. Companies are learning that acknowledging – rather than denying – this fact is not just the right thing to do, but also a sound business decision. In a recent interview, ‘Life is Good’ founder Bert Jacobs emphasized that focusing on things like employee wellbeing has an often under-acknowledged business benefit for organizations. Source The National Wellness Institute defines ‘wellness’ as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward a more healthy and successful life. According to Jacobs, focusing on employee wellbeing and purpose is “a smart strategy for building a strong business….The organization only hurts themselves if they’re not working in the best interest of everybody at their organization.” Why is this the case? Employee wellbeing is linked to employee engagement and productivity, and your organization becomes stronger across the board when you make it a priority. Your company isn’t the product you make, your intellectual property, your patents, or even the customers you serve. First and foremost, your company is your people. (Literally. The word “company” comes from the military, and simply refers to a body of soldiers.) “Employee happiness,” “employee engagement,” and “employee wellbeing” are terms that often thrown around interchangeably. While they’re all related, they mean different things and imply different strategies. What’s the difference? Specifically, employee wellbeing is about how your job – your duties, expectations, stress level, and environment – affects your overall health and happiness. And while it certainly includes things like exercise and nutrition, well-being isn’t just about physical health. It’s about mood and cognition, and less tangible factors like a sense of purpose. Above all, it’s about understanding your employees from a holistic perspective, taking into account the totality of their lives, and considering their overall quality of life. What does research say? A Swedish study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concluded that workers who exercised reported having a greater capacity for work, greater productivity, and were sick less often. The World Health Organization estimates over 350 million people afflicted with depression, making it the leading cause of disability worldwide. Depression is also linked with unhealthy stress – and health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. A CareerBuilder.com survey found the top 2 most-requested employee perks were half-day Fridays, and an on-site fitness center. That tells us loud and clear that employees are extremely concerned with their health and their everyday quality of life. More than fancy titles or big offices, they truly seem to want support for a flexible and healthy lifestyle. Rosemary Hefner, vice president of HR at CareerBuilder, says, “Being compensated well will always be a top consideration, but we’re seeing: work-life balance, telecommuting options and learning opportunities Outweigh other job factors when an employee decides whether to stay with an organization.” Given the evidence, it’s clear that the physical fitness and mental state of workers has a huge impact on the health and productivity of a business as a whole. What might not be as immediately obvious is the role those things play in employee retention. Further research results Source Highly engaged employees are: 2.5 times more likely to stay at work late if something needs to be done after the normal workday ends more than twice as likely to help someone at work even if they don’t ask for help more than three times as likely to do something good for the company that is not expected of them Employees who are Engaged and have high Well-Being are: 42% more likely to evaluate their overall lives highly 27% more likely to report “excellent” performance in their own job at work 27% more likely to report “excellent” performance by their organization 45% more likely to report high levels of adaptability in the presence of change Companies with engaged employees see 233% greater customer loyalty and a 26% greater annual increase in revenue (Aberdeen) What about actively Disengaged Employess? Actively disengaged workers are nearly twice as likely as engaged workers to have been diagnosed with depression (Gallup) Depression and anxiety lead to 15 billion lost days of work every year, at an estimated annual cost of US $1.15 trillion (World Health Organization) Conclusion: Investing in employee wellbeing just makes sense Regardless of the size of your business, you and your employees stand to benefit from an increased focus on employee health and happiness, for all the reasons outlined above. Large businesses will have more complexities to navigate with regard to legalities, implementation and awareness-building, but also have the most to gain from making employee wellbeing programs available to employees. As we’ve seen, research supports the inclusion of both physical and mental programs in a well-balanced wellbeing program.