Employee wellbeing in 2021

2020 was a challenging year for all of us. The importance of employee wellbeing was brought to the front stage as most businesses were forced to shift to remote working.

Here are some blogs I wrote on wellbeing:

  • How to manage your wellbeing
  • Meditation breaks and their wellbeing benefits

Firms around the world were grappling with the challenge of how to keep their team motivated, healthy and productive. So what does employee wellbeing look like in 2021?

A business is nothing without its people. Therefore, focusing on employee wellbeing is a good strategy for building a strong and resilient business. The huge shift to virtual working in 2020 means that more and more people will be working remotely than ever before. As such, it makes sense to invest in weekly or monthly wellbeing events for your team. These don’t have to be expensive and could consist of team mindfulness classes, a book club, or a team baking competition over video conference.

Throughout 2020 many firms reported that employees struggled to separate work life from home life as they were literally working from the kitchen table. Many employees struggled to switch off from work and ended up exhausted. Investing in time management and prioritisation training for your team can help them to improve their work/life balance.

You should encourage your team to adopt healthier working practices. A sedentary lifestyle is a major health risk. You can encourage your team to have standing meetings, take part in monthly fitness challenges or even use a standing desk rather than a sitting desk.

Last February our team took part in a step challenge to encourage ourselves to be more active. We exceeded our target of 2 million steps as seen below:


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