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.
How Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Your Career
There is a time in the life of every predicament where it is ripe for resolution. Emotions provide the cue to act when a problem is big enough to see, yet still small enough to solve. By understanding your emotions, you can move adeptly through your current challenges and prevent future ones. Source: Inc. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. Emotional intelligence can make your career. Decades of research now points to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result. TalentSmart tested emotional intelligence alongside 33 other important workplace skills, and found that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58 percent of success in all types of jobs. Of all the people we’ve studied at work, we’ve found that 90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence. On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers are high in emotional intelligence. You can be a top performer without emotional intelligence, but the chances are slim. Naturally, people with a high degree of emotional intelligence make more money–an average of $29,000 more per year than people with a low degree of emotional intelligence. The link between emotional intelligence and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ (measured with an emotional intelligence test) adds $1,300 to an annual salary. These findings hold true for people in all industries, at all levels, in every region of the world. We haven’t yet been able to find a job in which performance and pay aren’t tied closely to emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence can save your life. When you stuff your feelings, they quickly build into the uncomfortable sensations of tension, stress, and anxiety. Unaddressed emotions strain the mind and body. Your emotional intelligence skills help make stress more manageable by enabling you to spot and tackle tough situations before things escalate. People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. Scores of research studies have come forth linking emotional intelligence and susceptibility to disease. Stress, anxiety, and depression suppress the immune system, creating a vulnerability to everything from the common cold to cancer. The potency of your immune system is tied to your emotional state via neuropeptides: complex chemicals that act as messengers between the mind and body. When your mind is flooded with tension or distress, it signals the body to decrease energy directed toward fighting disease. This change increases your vulnerability to an attack. Research even shows a definitive link between emotional distress and serious forms of illness, such as cancer. One of the first long-term studies measured women’s stress levels over a 24-year period. Researchers tracked the degree to which each woman experienced tension, fear, anxiety, and sleep disturbances–all forms of emotional distress resulting from unresolved conflict and unmanaged emotion. Women who experienced higher levels of stress during this 24-year period were twice as likely to develop breast cancer. Emotional intelligence skills can also be taught to speed the body’s recovery from disease. People who develop their emotional intelligence skills during treatment recover faster from a variety of ailments, including the two biggest killers in America, heart disease and cancer. Teaching emotional intelligence skills to people with life-threatening illnesses has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence, shrink recovery times, and lower death rates. Emotional intelligence has a strong influence on health-related outcomes because it reduces the perception of stress in response to trying situations. Emotional intelligence skills strengthen your brain’s ability to cope with emotional distress. This resilience keeps your immune system strong and protects you from disease. Bringing it all together. It’s nice to know working on your EQ can have benefits in some of the most important areas of your life. A healthy career and body tick a couple of very important boxes.
20 Easy Tips to Increase Productivity at Work (+4 you can start tomorrow)
It seems like more and more companies are adopting the motto “do more with less”. So where does that leave you? Scrambling to complete deadlines, wearing 18 different hats, answering a river of emails and phone calls… you get the point. The goal of this post is to help you find ways for you and your team to increase productivity at work. Instead of trying to do a bunch of these at once, find a couple that you can implement within your organization or department and practice them for at least 21 days. (the time it typically takes to form a new habit) Source List your “crucial results” for the day Create a spreadsheet listing your top 3 most important (i.e. crucial) for each day. This will help you plan each day and make sure you’re maintaining focus on the most important tasks each day. Use tools to make your life easier and more efficient Boomerang – Schedules the exact date and time you want to send an email or bring it to the top of your inbox if you don’t get a response within a certain time. RescueTime – Helps you monitor and analyze where you’re spending your time online. Evernote – A digital notepad stored in the cloud. You can also save pictures and voice-recorded messages as notes. Prioritize your most important tasks first Your ability to make decisions and think critically diminishes throughout the day, so tackle your most important projects earlier in the day. Complete tasks in batches It takes time for you to get into a rhythm with whatever you’re working on. If you constantly start and stop that process, you’re wasting time getting back into your rhythm or catching up to where you left off. Here are some practical applications: Set a block of time to knock out data entry and reporting tasks at once Set meetings with colleagues back to back in the afternoon Answer voicemails and emails for a chunk of time in the afternoon Exercise Exercise is not only important for the body, it is almost as important for your mental wellbeing. Exercising has been shown to reduce stress hormones while increasing growth factors in the brain necessary for new neuronal connections. Morning gatherings with your team Each morning, huddle together with your team for about 15 minutes and go over each person’s main crucial results for the day. This helps everyone get on the same page and lets people know where their assistance is needed. Eat healthy foods throughout the day to avoid energy crashes and keep your brain properly fueled The food we eat is extremely important in how productive we are at work. Junk food not only affects your weight. It also causes to decreased productivity and energy crashes. Turn off the gadgets for crunch time Remove the distractions by silencing your phone, exiting out of chat applications and closing the inbox before you start any important task where complete focus is necessary. Set an agenda and goal for each meeting Make sure there is a set agenda and goal for each meeting. No agenda and goal, no meeting. Also respect participants’ time! Work remotely Working remotely can help you increase your productivity by getting more done in less time. While the office is an environment that can foster collective energy and resources, it can also hinder our productivity. De-clutter and organize your work environment There’s a lot to be said about how much organization and less “stuff” can decrease your anxiety, thereby increasing productivity. Having less clutter will help you think more clearly and waste less time searching for that misplaced document. Love your job It turns out that the best way to become more productive at work is to have a job you love. No tool, no system, no bonus scheme and no amount of pressure can match the productivity boost you get simply from being happy at work. Complete the “2-Hour Solution” at the end of your work week Spend 2 hours each week for the purpose of mentally creating the next week of your life. Use this time each week to reconnect with your goals, assess what has been working and what has not, and schedule your calendar for the upcoming week. Wake up early Look at every top CEO, executive or leader and you’ll find they all have 1 major thing in common – they wake up early. Stand Up more There is a productivity method called the Pomodoro Technique – it forces you to stop and take a break every 30 minutes, so you can use that time to get up and walk around. Also take phone calls standing up and do stand-up meetings. Learn to say no Throughout your day, people will inevitably disrupt you to get your help or input on something. It’s so easy to say yes and take on more things, but this is counterproductive. Learn to say no more often to guard your time for your highest leverage activities. Stop checking email Unless your clients could have true emergencies where time is of the essence, there is no reason to check your email more than a couple of times a day. Try only checking email twice a day max (or once, if you can get away with it). This approach will help you stay on track with your work by limiting distractions. Focus on one thing at a time Multitasking lowers IQ and reduces the performance with which you can complete any task. Find simple tasks to outsource so you can focus on high-leverage activities Check out Taskrabbit, oDesk, Fiverr and Elance to see if there’s something you could be outsourcing. Give yourself less time than you think you’ll need However long you think it will take you to complete a project or task, give yourself less time to complete it. You’ll find that giving yourself a deadline will keep you more focused to get the job done. As of tomorrow…pick one Replicate the body’s natural cycle Replicating the body’s natural cycle in office environments is a fundamental, but often ignored, part of improving wellbeing. Keep blinds and windows open to ensure there’s natural light and air circulating. Plants are another well- researched way to improve air quality and mood to help you get more done. Sync all your calendars There’s no point in having a desk calendar, a work calendar, a personal calendar, etc. Get them all in one place digitally that you can access on your computer or on mobile. Google calendars is our preferred tool. Organize your thoughts on paper Writing things down on paper can help you sort through the feeling of being stuck. You can write, cross out, and brainstorm until you better organize your thoughts. Turn off the popup notifications Those immediate popup notifications set to every app on your phone are really distracting. Turn off the ones you don’t really need. And set your email fetch to hourly instead of every 15 minutes. We truly believe you will manage to adopt some of these practises and remember to give them a decent try for at least 21 days…and then re-asses!
Making Your Company Wellness Program Work
Lately, there’s been some debate about whether workplace health promotion programs, more commonly known as wellness programs, work. To us, it’s similar to asking whether reviews, training programs, employee assistance services, or other company initiatives are effective for both worker performance and the bottom line. The honest answer is that some are successful while others fail. And most of the time this comes down to how they’re designed and executed. Source: Harvard Business Review So how do you create an evidence-based health promotion program that does work? And what can employers do to avoid common pitfalls that lead to ineffective and, in worse case scenarios, harmful initiatives? To tackle these questions, our respective organizations (the Transamerica Center for Health Studies and the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) prepared a report, “From Evidence to Practice: Workplace Wellness that Works.” It offers practical advice to employers, large and small, based on the latest research on workplace programs, expert advice from practitioners and candid interviews with business leaders. One of the biggest lessons we learned in the process of creating the report is one-time events masquerading as health promotion programs – that is, activities not integrated into a comprehensive workplace health promotion strategy – are likely to fail. And there are five common ways these solitary initiatives tend to pop up in companies. Administering health risk assessments only. Health assessments typically involve asking employees questions about modifiable risks, such as smoking behavior, physical inactivity, poor diet, and high stress levels. Oftentimes, these surveys are coupled with biometric screenings of blood pressure, cholesterol, height/weight, and blood glucose levels. But providing feedback reports that remind employees that smoking, not exercising, or being overweight is unhealthy does not motivate change unless workers are given the tools and resources to actually change and track their behaviors. Undoing decades of poor health habits won’t be achieved by asking employees to complete a 15-minute questionnaire. And for otherwise healthy employees, frequent biometric screening is often unnecessary, and from a clinical standpoint may do more harm than good because follow-up treatments can be unnecessary and costly. Sending people to your health plan’s website. Surprisingly (at least to us), many employers think they’ve offered a wellness program if they direct their employees to a website made available by their insurer. These under-the-radar programs do not improve population health unless they are part of a broader comprehensive health promotion program that offers many ways to become engaged. Introducing short-term campaigns. Biggest Loser-themed events or pedometer challenges are random acts of wellness and are not very effective. In fact, they may even do more harm than good by promoting quick fixes as opposed to long-term progress. Hiring a vendor to “fix” unhealthy employees. Employers sometimes hire outsiders and call it a day. Worse yet, they’ll sometimes hire different vendors to address different issues – lifestyle coaches, employee assistance counselors, case and disease management vendors, nurse lines, occupational health and safety experts, workers’ compensation specialists, disability managers, organizational development consultants, you name it. When hired independently, these vendors often work in silos, which can result in overlapping or duplicated work. In addition, relying on outside entities to attend to organizational needs may not get at the root of a systematic problem. Leadership commitment and support. A successful health promotion program starts with a commitment from company leaders, and its continued success depends on ongoing support at all levels of the organization. In particular, leaders at companies with successful programs establish a healthy work environment by integrating health into the organization’s overall vision and purpose. At Lincoln Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of trucking accessories, promoting workers’ health and well-being is embedded in the company’s core mission and values. Senior leaders not only speak of its importance to the organization’s success, they lead by example. Building a culture of health. A healthy company culture is built intentionally. It is first and foremost about creating a way of life in the workplace that integrates a total health model into every aspect of business practice, from company policies to everyday work activities. By “total health” we mean a culture that’s supportive of career, emotional, financial, physical and social well-being – not just an occasional road race. Examples include offering flexible work schedules, giving workers latitude in decision-making, setting reasonable health goals, providing social support, enforcing health-promoting policies and establishing a healthy physical environment (healthy food offerings, staircases instead of elevators, walking trails in and outside buildings and treadmill workstations). Asking for help. A workplace health promotion program cannot be imposed on workers as yet another management cost-containment initiative. Boosting engagement in wellness can only be achieved when workers own the program, understand how they and the company benefit, and are given a meaningful voice in its ongoing operation. There are a few simple ways to start doing this. The most common approach is to conduct regular surveys or focus groups to determine which aspects of health and wellness are important to employees, and which initiatives are not a good use of time. Honest Tea discovered that employees were not interested in yoga sessions offered by the company and instead began a series of vigorous workouts that many of its younger workers wanted. Now participation exceeds 50% since this change and has helped workers become more actively engaged in the company’s wellness program. Spreading the word. Strategic communication leads to greater engagement in employee wellness programs. This boils down to getting clear messages out to workers: this is what the program entails, here is how it works, here’s what’s in it for you, and here are ways to get involved. This can help overcome some of the top barriers to program participation and success: lack of awareness, lack of interest and suspicions about employers’ motivations. These communications must be frequent, varied in content, multi-channel, and tailored to the target audience so that it doesn’t fade into background noise. Offering smart incentives. As we’ve already noted, simply paying people to change life-long habits may not work. However, there is strong evidence that proper incentives drive participation rates, keep employees engaged and motivated to begin efforts to achieve self-determined health goals. The challenge is to migrate employees from simply participating for a reward (external incentive) to a place where the new behavior or habit is sufficiently satisfying and worth maintaining (internal incentive), such as taking a walk daily while listening to music or a favorite podcast. At NextJump, teams participate in a weekly Fitness Challenge where virtual cash rewards for the winning teams are coupled with bragging rights, creating camaraderie and social cohesion among workers. The company has found that motivating employees to fit in a workout during the workday gives them more productive energy and is helping drive better performance. Employees feel good, are happier, establish close partnerships with their office mates, and at the end of the day find work fun and personally rewarding. There are a lot of misconceptions about wellness programs out there. As a result, many leaders pick and choose options fairly blindly, doing their employees and their company a disservice. In the end, you don’t necessarily need the latest wearable or a new vendor. To achieve very real health improvement at the workplace, employers should first understand what the evidence says about what works, and then weave together individual health promotion programs with organizational change interventions that build on and support a healthy company culture. This isn’t always easy. But the rewards can be huge, both for your company and for your employees for years to come.