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 Employee Wellness Trends for 2020
Organisations are beginning to understand the direct connection between employee health and wellness and business performance. But the definition of employee wellness, or wellbeing, has evolved dramatically over the past few years, and corporate wellness programs must adapt to changes in society. Source Here are 5 new trends in employee wellbeing and corporate wellness programs: 1) Employee wellness programs are about more than just physical health. What began as a focus on counting steps, tracking sleep, and logging water intake has expanded to include social and emotional—or mental—health. This means taking a more holistic view of employee wellbeing. Rather than just considering physical fitness, best-in-class corporate wellbeing programs now prioritise financial stability, mental health, social connection, substance abuse, and employee assistance. They use a workplace culture vs a clinical approach to wellness. While a clinical approach to wellness emphasises biometric screenings and health insurance premium reductions, a cultural approach to wellness aims to help employees feel and do their best and bring their most authentic selves to work every day. What you can do: Ensure your corporate wellness initiatives include programs and resources to support all aspects of employee wellbeing: physical, social, emotional, and financial. 2) Companies are combining wellness and employee recognition efforts to strengthen workplace culture, reduce turnover, and become a great place to work. Research from the 2018 Global Culture Report on the 6 essential aspects of workplace culture shows when leaders help employees feel appreciated and prioritise their sense of wellbeing, they are less likely to have employees looking to leave. When employees feel valued, understand how they contribute to the organisation, and feel emotionally, physically, and socially well, they are less likely to look for jobs elsewhere. Why? Because they know their leaders and their organisation care about them and want to help them succeed. Leaders who foster a strong sense of wellbeing and appreciation have employees who are 38% less likely to leave Even more exciting, the study behind the report found wellbeing and recognition also have a great influence on feeling a sense of purpose and opportunity in the workplace. This powerful combination of factors leads to employees being more engaged and successful in their work, which builds a workplace culture where great things are happening. That’s the type of organisation that attracts top talent like a magnet. More and more top companies are starting to integrate employee recognition and wellness strategies and train their leaders to keep both recognition and wellbeing in mind. When employees experience recognition, either by receiving or giving recognition, they feel a 33% increase in belonging and a 27% increase in overall health and wellbeing. What to do: Leaders have the most impact on day-to-day employee experiences, which makes it crucial that your managers actively know when and how to show appreciation and support employee wellbeing. Provide them with the training and resources to do both well. 3) Moving beyond participation and tracking. Simple participation in wellness initiatives does not lead to behaviour change. It takes more than just tracking activity to build healthy habits. While hitting 10,000 steps a day or drinking more water can impact an employee’s health, it may not be enough to improve overall wellbeing. Companies need to help their people take a more comprehensive view of wellbeing. For example: Moving throughout the day and taking walking breaks in place of just buying stand-up desks Practicing presence, mindfulness, and compassion in addition to healthy snacks in the cafeteria Building resiliency and purpose instead of distributing stress relieving toys Providing resources to help employees with challenges at home (caregiving, counseling, budgeting, etc.) Building a workplace culture where employees leave feeling better than when they came in Programs like coaching, group challenges or activities, and time for social interaction along with personal action plans are the most successful in engaging employees and building healthy habits. What to do: Wellness tracking apps are great only if they engage employees beyond a computer screen or a phone. Provide employees opportunities for in-person connection and resources to incorporate healthy living both at work and at home. 4) Think inclusivity in terms of compassion, not just diversity Inclusion is about more than just diversity. It’s about helping employees feel they can be their authentic selves and helping them feel like they fit in and belong in your organisation. It’s taking steps to positively impact all aspects of their employee experience, ensuring they feel connected and emotionally well, no matter what their race, gender, age, background, or experience. When companies are inclusive, they start to become places filled with compassion, camaraderie, friendship, communication, and collaboration. Compassionate, inclusive organisations create employees who focus on working together for the common good of the organisation and community. They make people feel valued, proud of their organisations, and filled with purpose. There is a big difference in culture scores when employees feel they work in an inclusive environment: Only 56% of employees say their organisation has an inclusive culture. What to do: Look at inclusivity beyond the numbers. Provide a work environment where every employee, regardless of age, gender, race, or background, feels like they belong. Make compassion and inclusiveness part of your company’s language. 5) Work/life integration replaces work/life balance Forget work/life balance. It’s now about work/life integration. Work/life integration is more than being able to leave early on Fridays. It is flexibility in when and how employees do their work, and it’s now an expectation rather than a perk. Work/life integration means finishing a proposal while on vacation, taking a conference call during your child’s soccer game, but also being able to post on Facebook in between meetings, go to a workout mid-afternoon, or attend your child’s school breakfast Monday morning. By providing technologies and policies that allow employees to decide how they want to integrate their work and personal lives and have control over their work, companies create a culture that employees want to engage with and work hard for. When employees have control over integration between their work and personal lives, we see: 53% increase in satisfaction with employee wellbeing at their organisation 30% less stress at work Over 3 times less likely to believe they frequently miss important things because of work obligations What to do: Review your policies around flexibility and work/life integration. Are they outdated? Could they be improved? Ensure policies are fair and appropriate for the types of roles at your organisation. General Conclusion When you create employee experiences that focus on an employee’s overall sense of self, you show that you care about each person as a valued member of the team, and you help employees want to stay for the long haul. A workplace that focuses on holistic employee wellbeing is a place where people will genuinely thrive at work. *All data, unless otherwise cited, from the 2018 Global Culture Study, O.C. Tanner Institute
Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain
Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally change your brain. She explains: Source: Health Science Journal.gr & remedyspot.com Q: Why did you start looking at meditation and mindfulness and the brain? Lazar: A friend and I were training for the Boston marathon. I had some running injuries, so I saw a physical therapist who told me to stop running and just stretch. So I started practicing yoga as a form of physical therapy. I started realizing that it was very powerful, that it had some real benefits, so I just got interested in how it worked. The yoga teacher made all sorts of claims, that yoga would increase your compassion and open your heart. And I’d think, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m here to stretch.’ But I started noticing that I was calmer. I was better able to handle more difficult situations. I was more compassionate and open hearted, and able to see things from others’ points of view. I thought, maybe it was just the placebo response. But then I did a literature search of the science, and saw evidence that meditation had been associated with decreased stress, decreased depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia, and an increased quality of life. Q: How did you do the research? Lazar: The first study looked at long term meditators vs a control group. We found long-term meditators have an increased amount of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, the auditory and sensory cortex. Which makes sense. When you’re mindful, you’re paying attention to your breathing, to sounds, to the present moment experience, and shutting cognition down. It stands to reason your senses would be enhanced. We also found they had more gray matter in the frontal cortex, which is associated with working memory and executive decision making. It’s well-documented that our cortex shrinks as we get older – it’s harder to figure things out and remember things. But in this one region of the prefrontal cortex, 50-year-old meditators had the same amount of gray matter as 25-year-olds. So the first question was, well, maybe the people with more gray matter in the study had more gray matter before they started meditating. So we did a second study. We took people who’d never meditated before, and put one group through an eight-week mindfulness- based stress reduction program. Q: What did you find? Lazar: We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different regions in the brains of the two groups. In the group that learned meditation, we found thickening in four regions: The primary difference, we found in the posterior cingulate, which is involved in mind wandering, and self relevance. The left hippocampus, which assists in learning, cognition, memory and emotional regulation. The temporo parietal junction, or TPJ, which is associated with perspective taking, empathy and compassion. An area of the brain stem called the Pons, where a lot of regulatory neurotransmitters are produced. The amygdala, the fight or flight part of the brain which is important for anxiety, fear and stress in general. That area got smaller in the group that went through the mindfulness-based stress reduction program. The change in the amygdala was also correlated to a reduction in stress levels. Q: So how long does someone have to meditate before they begin to see changes in their brain? Lazar: Our data shows changes in the brain after just eight weeks. In a mindfulness-based stress reduction program, our subjects took a weekly class. They were given a recording and told to practice 40 minutes a day at home. And that’s it. Q: So, 40 minutes a day? Lazar: Well, it was highly variable in the study. Some people practiced 40 minutes pretty much every day. Some people practiced less. Some only a couple times a week. In my study, the average was 27 minutes a day. Or about a half hour a day. There isn’t good data yet about how much someone needs to practice in order to benefit. Meditation teachers will tell you, though there’s absolutely no scientific basis to this, but anecdotal comments from students suggest that 10 minutes a day could have some subjective benefit. We need to test it out. Q: Given what we know from the science, what would you encourage readers to do? Lazar: Mindfulness is just like exercise. It’s a form of mental exercise, really. And just as exercise increases health, helps us handle stress better and promotes longevity, meditation purports to confer some of those same benefits. But, just like exercise, it can’t cure everything. So the idea is, it’s useful as an adjunct therapy. It’s not a standalone. It’s been tried with many, many other disorders, and the results vary tremendously – it impacts some symptoms, but not all. The results are sometimes modest. And it doesn’t work for everybody. Q: So, knowing the limitations, what would you suggest? Lazar: It does seem to be beneficial for most people. The most important thing, if you’re going to try it, is to find a good teacher. Because it’s simple, but it’s also complex. You have to understand what’s going on in your mind. A good teacher is priceless! Get in touch with us for our Office Yoga and Mindfullness Techniques
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!