In this white paper Patrick Woodman, Head of External Affairs at the Chartered Management Institute, discusses the importance of health in the workplace, not only for employees, but also for the bottom line.
The economy is of course an important factor when it comes to health and wellbeing at work. Managers are working longer hours and many organisations can’t justify giving pay rises when budgets are tight. This all impacts morale, stress levels and sickness absence.
However, Patrick highlights the true business advantages to be gained if employers invest in employee health. By implementing a well thought out health and wellbeing strategy, businesses can benefit from lower staff turnover, reduced sickness absence, and improved productivity and morale.
Patrick details some initiatives that employers can easily adopt, including examining leadership styles, to show how health and wellbeing can truly be good for business.