Do you ever consider healthy work environment before you accept a job? Most likely, no.
Most people choose a job because of the salary, offered position, or the company's reputation. But, even those three things won't matter when you don't have health.
Interestingly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) study cites living and working in an unhealthy environment causes around 13 million deaths globally each year! Still, you may not think healthy work environment as an important thing in the first place.
Here are a few reasons on why your company (or the company you are working for) should have a healthy work environment:
A healthy work environment will always lead to positive experience in the end. It started with the comfortable feeling when you are working in the office. Moreover, it encourages you to build good relationships with your bosses and colleagues, because a healthy work environment also means a good organisation culture.
Each day, you will be more satisfied and productive, since your motivation and happiness raised because of the healthy work environment.
2. Attractive for future employees
Great talents understand the importance of healthy work environment. This is why when a company have a healthy work environment, more and more talented people lining up. Those talents just want to work for them.
Sure thing, you heard about some of the world's biggest companies which offer perks and benefits to make sure their employees are healthy, such as nutritional lunch or comfortable/green offices. Who doesn't want to work for them, too?
3. Employee retention
Any company who has a healthy work environment will be easier to retain its employees. While other workplace's pressures continue to mount as well as productivity demands, the company who care about a healthy work environment concerns on employee's health, human well-being, and job satisfaction.
Indeed, the lower job stress level means lower absenteeism as well. This could lead to bigger problems, such as diminished productivity, employee turnover, and direct medical, legal, and insurance fees.
Thus, every company should realise the importance to create a healthy and stress-free environment to work in!
This article first appeared on Jobiness