Holiday Wellness In The Workplace
Include Employees’ Wellness Programs during the Holidays
It is true – Keeping employees healthy can be a daunting task during holidays. The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year present plenty of difficulties that could derail the overall productivity and performance of the employees.
The fact remains, healthy and engaging employees are of utmost importance to every healthcare facility. Generally, employees face exhausting schedules that may cause over-stress. Subsequently, employees gradually leave behind healthy habits and become disinterested in their work.
Here are some of the solutions to ensure employees’ well-being during the holiday season:
Maintain Healthy Atmosphere
Although the holiday season brings a lot of happiness, they also carry viruses and germs. Ideally, healthcare facilities should be able to manage a clean environment and inform employees about the risk of spreading flu, cold, and other illnesses.
The best course of action would be to regularly clean shared spaces like lobbies, meeting rooms, waiting rooms, and even kitchens. In addition, other administrative officials can educate employees about the importance of maintaining a healthy immune system.
Offer Stress Relief
For the sake of employees’ health, the healthcare center can offer stress relief in the premises. It can involve getting an experienced massage therapist to massage employees or meditation routine before meetings. Furthermore, medical care centers can decrease workplace stress during the holiday season by encouraging positivity, offering flexible hours, and having an open dialogue about deadlines
Exercise is crucial during the holiday season. It decreases stress and maintains employees’ energy throughout the winter season. Healthcare facilities can introduce an indoor exercise routine for employees to be physically more active.
In addition, starting walks sessions and or creating an indoor walking club is another good idea. The waking session around the facility can last about 10-15 minutes a few times a day. You can add a daily stretch routine and even bring in a professional yoga instructor every week.
Don’t Forget to Place Healthy Snacks
As much as the holiday season is about desserts and baked cookies, excessive consumption of sugar can drain the mental capacity of employees. Consequently, employees will not be able to concentrate and feel laziness.
The solution is to place balanced holiday snacks. You can provide snacks such as raw vegetables, nuts, rice cakes, fresh fruit, hummus, or plenty of dried fruit. As for a holiday season indoor party in the healthcare facility, convey to the employees to bring their preferred healthy snacks.
The holiday season is the time of the year when employees feel extreme stress. Therefore, showcase your value of appreciation to the employees. It is a gentle reminder for your employees that would avoid non-motivational thoughts.
In addition, healthcare officials can personally show gratitude to the employees for excellent performance. Similarly, sending holiday cards to every employee can make a huge difference.
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