The impact of poor physical health on the quality of an individual’s life is evident, and the impact of poor employee health on absenteeism and productivity is likewise undeniable. In this blog post, we will explore the need for organisations to prioritise employee physical wellbeing and provide actionable tips to create a workplace that fosters a culture of health and vitality.
The Journey That Led Me to Workplace Wellbeing Consultancy and Why I Built Dharma Centre for Wellbeing
I was born in a beautiful country where rugged terrain stretches from the Pacific coast to the towering peaks of the Andes. I didn’t live in the jungle or near Machu Picchu; I was actually raised in Lima, where I attended a British school with nearly all of my teachers being either Scots, Welsh or English. This early experience introduced me to the endearing peculiarities of British culture that I have come to admire, embrace and be a part of.
All great business leaders understand the benefits of workplace wellbeing. Paul Drechsler (CEO Wates Group Ltd) sums it up quite concisely, “good health IS good business,” and while this is perhaps a modern spin-off of the term coined 2000 years prior by Ancient Roman poet Virgil (‘the greatest wealth is health’), there is a lot of evidence to support the benefit of implementing high standards of workplace wellbeing.