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Issue 17 Out Now

Healthy Environments at Work



We spend nearly half of our days in the week at work. Consistent work will affect your physical and mental health. This effect can be positive or negative, depending on the type of work environment. Healthy workplaces consider health, enriching amenities, flexibility, and understanding.


Healthy environments help reduce common problems with toxic work environments, such as mistreatment, favoritism, no benefits, and strict policies. Working in a healthy environment will help to improve health and reduce stress.


When you feel valued in a company, it encourages you to show up more. Not only in the physical aspect, being appreciated allows you to show up mentally. With the time most people spend at work, companies focus on health at the job site. They provide healthy food options and designated places to relax. These healthy companies also offer gyms in the building or free memberships to a local gym. Healthy work environments not only focus on getting their employees to meet goals, but they also help promote a healthier lifestyle and healthy work-life balance.


Healthy companies make their workers feel heard. Most modern companies forgo the annual survey. Today they opt for HR chatbots powered by AI programs and daily or weekly pulse surveys. These forms of communication report problems faster, helping to solve issues head-on. After receiving your feedback, these environments should set plans to work with employees. Companies will solve pressing matters that take weeks or months to address.


In a positive space, teamwork is encouraged. These positive workspaces allow you to collaborate with different departments to meet a similar goal. Allowing different departments to collaborate can increase motivation and productivity. When teams form, employees share ideas and give a new insight. Collaborating and sharing a common goal helps employees work efficiently.


If you find yourself in a toxic atmosphere at work, consider finding somewhere new. These environments will only negatively impact your well-being. The amount of stress and worry those environments cause can be overwhelming. Seek workplaces that prioritize the health and happiness of their employees. You’ll find yourself in an uplifting community that helps you achieve goals.

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