It’s no secret —when people are happy, they’re also more engaged, more creative, and better problem solvers, according to research.
Moreover, when employees are satisfied at work, they perform better and are less likely to leave the organization. So, employee welfare is a smart investment for today’s managers.
Many companies are trying to reduce the costs of health care while promoting happy and productive employees. As of 2015, more than two-thirds of US employers offer wellness programs designed to facilitate healthy behavior in the workplace.A focus on employee emotional health is a win-win for both individuals and organizations alike.
Furthermore, socially responsible companies that invest in the health and wellbeing of their workers demonstrate a higher market valuation than those that do not.
Although well established in the USA, health coaching is a relatively new concept in Europe and the rest of the world. Most of us are now comfortable with the terms such as ‘business coach’ or ‘career coach’ but the idea of employing a ‘health coach’ is perhaps less familiar. But increasingly HR professionals are realising that employing one can have benefit their organisation.
Just like training for a marathon, building a culture around employee wellbeing is a daily practice. Employees need the support of a manager to create a thriving culture of wellbeing and a sustainable behavioural change. So, if you are a manager of your company, try to set a good example by implementing healthy behaviours to help shape the wellbeing of employees and create a healthier and happier work population.
A central idea in the philosophy of health coaching is adding better quality sleep.
We see, especially in business, that being busy is supposed to be the equivalent of being successful. Most of us are guilty of this at one time or another, but how do we identify when we feel like we are being burnt out at work? It is common for employees and CEOs to get used to the workaholic lifestyle and treat it as a trophy, instead of realizing that it may be something that could hinder a job well done.
We have to be aware that to make better decisions on a daily basis we need to take care of ourselves, be healthier and avoid illness. However each of us is different and quality data matter. Sleep tech will help to build a healthier gentler future at work. This is why we think that products like HiCan can be offered by corporates as benefits for managers and employees to leverage all its potential as a sleep and health coach. It professionally tracks your sleeping patterns, without the need to wear or use any other device, providing feedbacks and insights on how to improve the quality of sleep and – as a consequence – the health and daily performance of a corporate population.