From Monday to Friday, an average working American spends half of his waking hours at the office. For over eight hours, they sit at their desks or conducting repetitive activities, depending on their job responsibilities. Despite these lengthy hours, a surprisingly small amount of consideration is given to the impact of the workplace on an employee’s health and wellbeing.
This is why, as an employer, you must consider working with an occupational medicine provider in order to encourage a healthier workplace. In fact, by investing in a healthier workplace, you’re also investing in healthier and more productive employees.
The Benefits for Employees
According to a 2008 study conducted by researchers from the Orebro University and the KTH School of Architecture and Built Environment, workplace design and office environment actually have a huge influence on an employee’s health, well-being, and productivity.