As leaders, we have a duty of care—a responsibility to safeguard our employees and visitors. Why? Because when safety measures are lacking in places of business, lives are at risk.
The APA has reported that the majority of employees working from home say they experienced negative mental health impacts, including isolation, loneliness and difficulty getting away from work at the end of the day.
From smart building management systems to wearable gadgets that encourage regular movement, today’s workers increasingly inhabit a new kind of workplace, optimized by technology to enhance productivity, health and wellbeing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for all employers regarding the importance of the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Some have realised that the health and viability of their business is dependent upon the health and vitality of their workforce.