When it comes to addressing workplace well-being, there is often a tendency to refer to dozens, if not hundreds of employees as one united body, instead of the unique individual that each and every one of them is. And when it comes to implementing seemingly progressive solutions to boost well-being and self-care within the workforce, it is too common that a hand-to-mouth solution is implemented without looking at the roots of an issue.
Does a ping pong table sound familiar? What about yoga classes, fruit baskets and mornings from home? Sure these sound great — but how can their impact be quantified, and measured?
Did you know, for example, that a typical 9 to 5 office worker spends an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes each day on being productive, and the rest of the time checking social media, socialising, eating, and taking breaks around the office. While many of these habits are healthy and should not be curtailed, fatigue from a lack of energy and poor sleep quality plays a large part in driving distraction on a day-to-day basis.
The LYS Light Diet programme is has been developed to both immediately boost energy levels and quality of sleep in users as they begin to understand the effects their light intake has on their well-being. While at the same time, the programme produces anonymous aggregated workforce reports that give employers actionable tips on how to implement deeply unique well-being solutions in the workplace that can be measured.
So here are the 4 ways workforce reports can help boost any business — no matter how big or small:
- Create Super Teams
By understanding what type of chronotype individuals within the workforce have, employers can build teams that are more compatible with one another. Teams can be assigned according to their peak physical performance time (whether they are a morning, afternoon or evening person). The LYS aggregated workforce report will indicate specifically how better teams can be assigned together.
- Excell in workplace well-being and join the fortune 500 companies
Workplace well-being goes far beyond ticking the boxes on regulations and meeting basic criteria — it is a way to put companies on a global map and attract talented individuals to join the team.
- Increase retention and lead your PR department with data
In a recent study by HR firm Future Workplace, it was revealed that 47 percent of employees admitted they feel fairly to very tired from the absence of light in their office, with 43 percent reporting that they feel gloomy because of the lack of light. Improving workplace environments is a measurable way to improve employee retention and save on HR costs.
- Improve employee health
Sleep deprivation is a leading cause for other physical and psychological health issues — accumulating to 200,000 of lost work days in the U.K. alone. Improving the sleep quality of employees will not only drastically reduce those lost days, but impact all aspects of workplace well-being.