Some of us succumb to the January blues, leading to increased illness, reduced productivity and a general feeling of melancholy.
Being at work can be very good for us at this time of year, it can provide much needed direction and a sense of purpose in otherwise difficult times. But there are a few things your workplace can do to ensure the wellbeing of their employees during this melancholy month.
Lighting and Wellbeing
Intelligent lighting can improve our sleep patterns, lift our moods, and increase productivity.
Our bodies create the hormone known as melatonin in reaction to darkness which helps us to regulate our sleep and sleep pattern. As a biological reaction to reduced light, individuals will begin to feel lethargic, reducing productivity and often the motivation to finish tasks to a high standard.
Ideally, lighting within the workplace should encourage employees to be productive and push the team forward. By using a balance of natural and artificial lighting, employees can stay concentrated on the task in hand for extended periods of time, benefiting you as an employer as well as the wellbeing of staff.
Collaboration and Wellbeing
Workplace culture and teamwork is key to an employee’s happiness. Allowing employees to contribute to team discussions and having their ideas heard makes them feel like they belong to the organisation and enables them to take pride in their work.
Making sure there are certain areas that encourage collaboration, with the right technological tools that enhance communication between colleagues, whether they are in the office or not.
Nature and wellbeing
Nature is one of the best ways to boost a person’s mood. For those who work in the city, getting to nature can be quite a challenge. So why not bring nature to them?
Virtual displays of serene landscapes or waterfalls with natural sounds can boost a person’s well-being. Sound Masking intertwined with natural sounds connect people to natural elements, creating an immersive and dynamic environment that boosts overall wellness and leaves people feeling motivated and refreshed.
So really, there’s no real reason why your employees should suffer with January Blues this year, if you’d like to transform your workplace to create a serene and productive environment, get in contact with us today.