Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Meditation and other wellness-at-work activities

Stress runs rampant in the workplace. If a company wants to realize the potential of their dedicated employees, it should incorporate wellness programs that help reduce stress.

Implement a corporate yoga initiative
Inviting a yoga teacher into your office to lead a class once or twice a week has been shown to reduce stress and improve company morale. 

Implement mediation and mindfulness workshops
If your company doesn't have a meditation group, why the hell not! It's a great way to build community and promote relaxation. Another great method is to invite experienced professionals in to give a meditation or mindfulness workshop. 

Paid Time Off
Provide paid half-days before holiday and winter/summer Fridays. These will help lower employee stress levels during the busy times of year.

Gym Membership
Reimburse employees for their gym membership so long as they use it a certain number of times each month.

Increase Salaries
Money worries rank up there with job loss for the big stressors. Increase your salaries so they are above industry standard.

Herbal Teas
Offer good tasting alternatives to coffee to reduce tension. Caffeine may promote faster work but at the cost of a tense workforce.

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