Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, looks at how your environment contributes to workplace wellbeing.
In an effort to increase productivity rates, there is an increasing focus on the needs of the individual office worker in the UK, with companies prioritising happiness and wellbeing as drivers of workplace productivity.
For global, corporate businesses, dedicated wellbeing panels and HR departments are implementing companywide initiatives to capitalise on the benefits of a well thought out health and wellbeing approach. For startups, SMEs and growing businesses however, wellbeing and the process of sourcing and implementing changes can often be a daunting topic.
At Birchwood Park we’ve seen firsthand how a healthy office environment can prove the difference between an unmotivated and a motivated workforce, whatever the size of your business. Employers regularly cite aspects such as community events, the landscaped environment and amenities as improving employee happiness, general and mental wellbeing.
We believe there are five key areas where investment can go a long way to developing a happy, engaged and productive workforce.