Why is health and wellbeing important in the workplace?

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Those who work full-time spend so much of their lives at work, so if their health and wellbeing is not taken seriously at their workplace, it can have a huge impact on both their mental and physical health.

Looking after the health and wellbeing of staff is crucial, as a failure to do so can lead to a lack of productivity, motivation and happiness in general. Not only will this impact on your bottom line in the short-term, it can also be detrimental to your company’s image in the long-term, and can result in talented workers moving to work for competitors.

Our 2019 survey, Noise and Wellbeing at Work, found that noise was the biggest cause of frustration and dissatisfaction in the workplace – and that it had an impact on employees’ wellbeing and productivity. In fact, more than half of the over 1,000 respondents said that their office did not encourage productivity.

Taking workplace health and wellbeing seriously and addressing issues such as insufficient lighting, and poor acoustics can have a significant, lasting impact on your business. At Remark, we can provide tailored solutions to address each of these issues: from human-centric lighting through to digital windows and skylights.

Health and Wellbeing Solutions for the Workplace

We have also designed Sound Masking and Soundscapes systems, which have been engineered specifically to help improve employee’s wellbeing and – consequently – productivity. Sound Masking produces ambient sound that matches the frequency of human speech: the result being that distracting conversations are muffled and less audible.

Meanwhile, Soundscapes inject calming ambient sounds into an office, whether it be the sound of birdsong or a gentle stream, allowing workers to focus on their tasks and improving their wellbeing.

If you’re interested in seeing any of these wellbeing-enhancing technologies, you can book a demonstration with Remark Group today.

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