Why Employees Need a Healthy Workplace (and What You Can Do)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Healthy Workplace
Employees spend about 90,000 hours working over the course of their lifetime. Given how much time employees spend at work, it is crucial that their work environment is beneficial for their health and well-being. Yet nearly a quarter of working adults rate their workplace as fair or poor in providing a healthy work environment, and 44 percent of employees state that their organization does not have a formal wellness program in place.

I recently spoke to Leigh Stringer, author of The Healthy Workplace, about the benefits healthy workplaces provide to employees and organizations as a whole. Leigh shared some fascinating insights about:

  • why it’s important to enact healthy changes in the workplace 
  • how to make the business case for creating a healthier workplace 
  • the connection between healthy workplaces and stock performance 
  • the strategies employees can adopt to make their workplace healthier.

To hear Leigh discuss all of this and more, listen to the podcast.

Want to learn more about implementing healthy changes in your organization? Register for TalentNext and attend Leigh’s session on creating a healthy workplace!

About the Author
Shauna Robinson is a junior research analyst at the Association for Talent Development (ATD), where she prepares surveys, analyzes data, and writes research reports and short case studies. Her previous positions at ATD include human capital specialist and communities of practice coordinator.

Prior to working for ATD, Shauna was a senior editorial assistant at Wiley in San Francisco, California. Shauna received a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley, and she is currently attending the University of Connecticut remotely to obtain a master's degree in survey research.
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