Creating a Healthy Workplace

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Creating a Healthy Workplace
« on: April 11, 2017, 11:47:32 AM »
What Is a "Healthy Workplace"?

L. R. Murphy, a leading expert in the field of occupational health, defines a healthy workplace as "one whose culture, climate and organizational practices create an environment which promotes employees' mental and physical health, as well as productivity and organizational effectiveness." As such, creating a healthy workplace isn't just about safe, well maintained physical surroundings.

A healthy work environment has many benefits. For example, it can:

Increase morale and job satisfaction.
Boost performance and productivity.
Contribute to better employer-employee relationships.
Reduce absenteeism, sick days, and healthcare costs.
More than this, having a healthy workplace helps you attract potential recruits, and it helps you retain your best people.

What Makes a Healthy Workplace?

According to recent research, there are five main factors that contribute to workplace health. These are:

The physical environment (including health and safety).
Employee growth and development.
Employee involvement.
Life balance.
If you want to make your own workplace healthier, you'll need to spend time working on each of these five areas.