Health continues to be one of the dominant workplace trends. This is a good thing. There is, however, one big problem. We do not feel well at our workplaces. Health is often seen as a wellness program that’s part of an employee value proposition, and that is not good enough. Health must be built into our organizational systems.
The first important step is recognizing that all interconnected parts of the organization influence our health. To pick a few; leadership & culture, comradeship, sense of meaning, workloads, autonomy, appreciation, and, of course, the physical and digital workplace.
Organizations have a huge responsibility when it comes to health and well-being, but at the end of the day, we are all responsible for our own lives. As the boundaries between work and life continue to blur, we need to foster self-leadership and cultures built upon trust. It’s time to take all the aspects of health and well-being into consideration when designing and running our workplaces
Health should be an integrated part of the core business strategy of every organization that wants to be relevant in the future.