Work Health &Wellbeing
Our living and working world has become more complex and compact. The rise of globalization and digitalization requires enormous engagement, constant availability and a continuously growing output from everyone.
As a result, the boundaries between private life and work-life are increasingly blurring for most of the people. This quickly consequences in stress and if you don’t address it quickly, you’re in danger of experiencing a rapid decline in your wellbeing and health.
Physical discomforts start from headaches and fatigue up to a weakening immune system and low endurance. On the other side are emotional disadvantages, relationship problems, and depression. In most cases stress is a vicious circle, meaning the more time passes, the worse it will get.
Did you know? [Source: WHO]
More than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year.
Stress at work
… is a consequence of our modern rapid world. Statistics show a mostly constant rise of stress in general and work is one of the growing reasons for that. Not only do the employees suffer from this, but the company and the economy in general as well.
Did you know?
Depression and anxiety in Australia cost the economy around AU$ 12 billion per year.
In the UK, 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18. This is more than half of all lost working days.
The number of absent workdays in Germany increased from 33.6 million to 53.5 million from 2001 to 2010.
Why is that?
A lot of companies that have been in business since
several decades have a very traditional and old-school
view of the work culture. They try to keep maximizing
their sales while sticking to old technology, cramped
workplaces (especially in offices) and strict working
times. This leads to unhappy employees who tend to
stay absent more often and be less productive. Furthermore, the high number of early retirements due to unhealthy working conditions is another disadvantage many companies experience right now.
Mental health problems and other stress-related disorders are recognized to be among the leading causes of early retirement from work, high absence rates, overall health impairment, and low organizational productivity.
What’s the solution?
t’s simple: You need to make your office or company and your work structures more comfortable for your employees. In the end, the ultimate goal is to make them love to go to work. You should be ready to invest a reasonable amount of money for this change, but also be ready to be awarded with greater output and efficiency, more engagement, creativity and health of your staff after getting professional support as studies prove.
For example, a meta-evaluation from Australia [Source] on average advantages of wellbeing & health programs shows:
Reduction of absenteeism by 25.3%
Lower labour costs by 40.7%
Reducing the costs of disability management by 24.2%
and save $ 5.81 for every dollar invested in the health and well-being of your employees.
How can we help you?
Vision2Link offers companies a Work Wellbeing & Health service where we analyze your current work situation and develop strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of your employees, coworkers and yourself. You can choose between several packages, like a medical check-up, autogenic training, stress management and some more. We work where you are to get a good impression of your workplace, but also offer online meetings at any time.