Workers are looking to companies to support their holistic wellbeing in the workplace, as long-term homeworking is taking a heavy social and mental toll. Relaxation spaces, healthy food services, and outdoor spaces, for example, are at the top of the list of what employees want; however, only 17% of people currently have access to relaxation spaces, 19% have access to healthy food services, and 25% have access to outdoor spaces.
Providing easier access to health amenities, however, won’t make an impact on employees’ overall wellbeing if they don’t have the time to use them. With one-third of employees today feeling held back by a lack of energy and time to adopt healthy routines, companies have the opportunity to help their workers carve out time during the workday to focus on self-care.
The World Health Organisation divides burnout into three categories, feeling exhausted, increased mental distance from one’s job, negativity or feeling cynical about your job, and a reduction of productivity in the workplace. So if you are feeling overwhelmed with daily tasks and noticing an increase in workplace conflict then speak to a friend or colleague and your manager.