Every company we speak to is embracing wellbeing by seeking to develop meaningful programs to boost the bodies, minds, hearts and souls and of their employees. These programs are led by wonderful Wellbeing Directors, yet many are left with an insurmountable task, drowning in a sea of complex wellbeing programs, employee wellness goals, boundless incentive schemes, internal communications calendars all fighting for budget and all scrutinized against financial targets. Research by HR Review suggests the majority of HR Directors are struggling to find an effective balance. 72% of HR Directors and Managers, despite good intentions, are failing to leverage organisational wellbeing effectively. We know how demanding these roles are and we are here to help with a simple and effective wellbeing intervention which cuts through the noise, and offers a pragmatic solution to improve health and productivity
The problem with many wellbeing programs isn’t that they don’t benefit employees, rather it’s the employees who lack the time and energy to fully take advantage of what’s on offer. Even though they help people to perform at their highest capacity, the initiatives themselves are often seen as something else to ‘do’ or ‘action’ in an already overloaded, tiring day.
Ensuring employees have energy at work is the tide on which all other initiatives float. Positive interactions. Open Mindedness. Focus. Analytical thinking. Each of these are vital for an effective and happy employee, but without rest the mind becomes foggy, decisions become unclear, and each of these abilities begin to fade away.
Our simple and easy to implement addition to your wellbeing strategy focuses on how to help your employees feel rested and energised and at the top of their game.
In the past, rest and recuperation was something to do at home, after the 9-5 working day had finished. Now we are online 18 hours a day and work has infiltrated our home life. As a consequence it has also interferred with our rest time. This means, as employers, we need to rethink the way we engage with employee’s sleep. If you expect your employees to be contactable at all times of the day, you also have to accept this will impact their sleep and recovery time at home. To combat this, sleep should no longer be seen as something solely to do outside the workplace, but as something which will also form part of the traditional working day through a napping initiative.
Why napping is the solution you need!
Sleep is a basic human function and not something which needs to be taught, we just need permission and a safe space. If destigmatised, corporate napping can flourish and this holds untold benefits for your business.
Alongside the tangible productivity benefits of improved alertness, concentration and decision-making;
- It will contribute towards the improvement in mental health and moral of your employees as napping reduces tension and anxiety, and lifts mood and outlook
- Employees will be less likely to miss work due to illness
- It is low cost and easy to implement with some inspiration, education & role-modelling
- It is a unique benefit which says masses about your employer brand.
Every business has an awkward room, or one they don’t like in their building which could be transformed into a napping space so let napping initiatives cut through the complex wellbeing environment. They are easy to introduce and the cost is significantly lower than the reward, offering a fast and foolproof wellbeing solution, allowing everyone to succeed.