Creating a healthy work environment expands far beyond sending your flu-stricken cube-mate home for the day (but please go home if you're hacking up a lung). And yes, luckily most people no longer make ends meet by way of coal mining or producing shirtwaist blouses, a la the early 20th century. Today, a healthy place of business is just as much about employee wellness and satisfaction as it is about physical health.
Though technological advances are supposed to make our lives easier, we all somehow seem to be working harder now in corporate America. This can lead to severe burnout and decreased morale if a company doesn't make team wellness a front-running matter.
A "healthy" office should be safe, empowering, and fulfilling for employees… and, dare I say, fun. With that, here are some ideas for progressive health and wellness initiatives that may even have you wanting to get up for work.
Give employees the right to disconnect
The French government recently passed a new labor law to amend the country's working circumstances. Granted, the bill was unpopular with citizens overall (it ultimately shifted a good deal of power from workers to managers), but one of its provisions supports the worker's right to disconnect -- which is something we can certainly benefit from in America, too.