Employee well-being for the changing workplace
Employers who recognise the changing needs of employee wellbeing and take a holistic approach to design empowering environments can unlock workforce resilience via health. The genuine importance of the workforce's contribution to company success has been revealed during the last 24 months. While the epidemic has tested worker resilience, it has also demonstrated that people can manage and cope with personal problems and change with minimum losses while remaining hopeful and seeking satisfying work. Employers now have a new obligation to actively support the health and wellbeing requirements of their employees to help people feel safe and flourish. Employers now have a new responsibility to actively support their employees' well-being and health to help them feel secure. Employers must address the pandemic's influence on employee well-being. Employees expect employers to help them manage their difficulties, according to JLL's March 2021 research, and 49 per cent of employees still feel overwhelmed by a massive mental overload, according to our March 2022 research. Furthermore, 46% feel separated from their coworkers, and 49% say they are at risk of burnout as a result of their professional or personal mental workload.
Workplace goals have altered substantially, with health and wellness now taking precedence over quality of life and financial security. We've seen how worker resilience has helped firms cope with severe and uncontrollable job disruptions throughout the pandemic. Hybrid work has shown to be an eye-opener for companies, but it has also proven to be a difficulty for both employees and employers, necessitating a shift in thinking and new regulations to accommodate remote working. Employers may now adopt a holistic approach to creating a truly empowered hybrid work environment by recognising the new health and wellbeing demands of their employees through hybrid work. However, hybrid work is complicated and necessitates game-changing changes: A human-centric approach is leading the way from a workplace-centric to a worker-centric world. Hybrid employees' resilience is based on their social relationships. Hybrid workers use inventive techniques to restore and maintain their energy levels while they transition from a static and fixed to a dynamic and fluid workplace. Workdays are nonlinear, from time management to energy management. As they go about their day, hybrid employees encounter energy peaks and troughs.
We discovered that hybrid workers customise their work surroundings to meet their interests, find inspiration, and establish a comfortable working environment. Although the meaning of place has broadened, the office remains at the heart of the workplace ecosystem. According to 61 per cent of employees, the office will remain crucial to working life in the long run. Employers who put people first will re-establish trust and return teams to the office as a regenerative environment.
Employees have a zero-tolerance for employers who are not involved on all fronts, and it is becoming increasingly evident that businesses have the opportunity to demonstrate to their staff that they care about their well-being in this unpredictable environment. While 50% of employees believe their firm provides a pleasant work environment and 47% say they are more productive in the office, 70% believe that offering remote/hybrid working will be critical to keeping staff in the future. However, the reality of the Great Resignation is becoming more apparent, forcing companies to demonstrate that they are paying attention to their employees' concerns and expectations — whether it's about climate change action, corporate social responsibility, or a better working environment.
When redesigning the future of work, employers must prioritise health and sustainability, resilience, diversity, equity, and inclusion. According to our findings, eight out of ten workers prefer to work in a sustainable office that incorporates nature, eliminates waste, is energy efficient, and so on, and 64 per cent prefer office spaces that are fully open and collaborative with no fixed desk areas. The most forward-thinking and talent-focused firms are already developing a caring and regenerative workplace in response to these new expectations by Engaging employees to learn how their jobs are completed, Creating a workplace atmosphere that promotes productivity, Providing comprehensive employee health and wellness services and solutions, Working with managers and leaders to help them become more resilient organisational and workforce facilitators. Developing a hybrid strategy that allows employees to work from home or on the go. While the pandemic has tested people's willpower, it has also created a health risk. Physical, mental, and social health are all important aspects of worker resilience. Employers who adapt to the redefined hybrid workplace's highly dynamic environment and new rhythms can energise their employees.