One way to enhance both your bottom line as well as your personal life is to create a healthier work environment. You may not be able to make all the changes listed here, but every one you implement will benefit you, your employees and your customers.
Five Steps to Make Your Work Environment Healthier
1. Add plants to your common areas and personal office.
Studies show plants increase both attention span and reaction time, as well as providing oxygen.
2. Invest in an ergonomic assessment.
You may not even need new office furniture, but just having your current chair and monitor adjusted could make a big difference.
3. Don’t work crazy overtime hours.
Studies indicate that consistently working 3 or more extra hours a day substantially increases your risk of heart attack.
4. Keep your desk clean.
Research shows that a cluttered desk increases stress and causes illness.
5. Build a good relationship with your employees.
Studies show that bosses and employees who have a solid relationship have a lower risk of heart disease.