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What is Workplace Wellbeing?

How Workplace Wellbeing Can Benefit Your Business

3 Ways We Supports Workplace Wellbeing

About Argyll Offices

Workplace wellbeing is a topic that has received renewed interest in the past few years.

With people across the globe struggling with lockdowns and the extra strains of uncertain times, it is no surprise that taking time to look after mental health has become more important than ever.

Workplace wellbeing is now understood to be essential to running a good business. By looking after employees’ physical and mental health, it is possible to combat stress and create a positive work environment where individuals and the companies can thrive. Arguably, workplace wellbeing is the crux of sustainable growth in a company. A significant part of what we do is to tailor healthy work environments where employees can feel supported. Read on to learn all the ways we can support you to boost workplace wellbeing for your team.

 

What is Workplace Wellbeing?

Workplace wellbeing (or workplace wellness) is a broad term used to describe the satisfaction, happiness, safety and overall health of employees. Many companies have policies, activities and more in place to support workplace wellbeing as part of a preventative approach to reduce incidences of high stress, burnout or illness.

 

How Workplace Wellbeing Can Benefit Your Business 

Investing in workplace wellbeing is important for looking after employees. By creating an environment where everyone feels supported, safe and happy, you can protect your teams long term health and improve their quality of life. This benefits individuals as well as being shown to have positive effects on the company as a whole. These are a few of the ways workplace wellbeing can benefit your business:
 
Improved productivity - workplace wellbeing can help employee productivity in multiple ways. It can encourage employees to feel more invested in a company and consequently more eager to see your company succeed. Workplace wellbeing can also help to alleviate stress and reduce burn out which in turn supports high quality, long term employee performance.

People take fewer sick days - If people are given time to rest, exercise and mentally renew, they will be both mentally and physically fitter. This in turn results in less sick days needing to be taken and your company having a healthy workforce all year round. 

Employee Retention - If people feel supported, cared about and that their hard work for you is being celebrated, they will be more inclined to stay loyal to your business. Companies with poor levels of workplace wellbeing are more likely to push their employees away in search of more positive work environments. 

More ideas, innovations and inspiration - Workplace wellbeing has been connected with improved cognitive function. This means that employees in healthy work environments are more prone to creative brain waves and new ideas. What’s more, often employees can be struck with inspiration when away from the desk either getting some light exercise or in an LGkda*v with other workers. 

The impact of workplace wellbeing on businesses should not be taken lightly. In 2020, Deloitte reported that poor mental health costs UK employers up to £45 billion each year. On the other hand, for employers willing to invest in workplace wellbeing, Deloitte reported that on average every £1 spent on mental health interventions converts into £5 back in reduced absence, presenteeism and staff turnover. 

 

3 Ways We Supports Workplace Wellbeing

We have many facilities in place to help you create a positive work environment where your employees can thrive. We focus on continuous improvement and developing our people to support career growth and progression. Workplace wellbeing is at the heart of this and all we do. The following are three of the ways we are well positioned to help you look after your employees:  

1. Support physical health with bike friendly offices and green spaces.
2. Support camaraderie with event spaces, luxury lounges and more.
3. Support mental health with dog friendly offices and flexible options.
 

 

1. Support Physical Health with Bike Friendly Offices and Green Spaces.

One of the key elements of workplace wellbeing is physical wellness. Sitting at desks all day can take its toll on our body from eye strain, to poor posture and reduced blood flow. These effects can be combated by taking breaks from the desk and moving our bodies. We can help support this element of workplace wellbeing by offering bike-friendly offices to encourage our customers to cycle to work. Many of our offices have shower facilities and secure bike storage areas. Our bike friendly offices include:
Central Court, Michelin House, 45 Pont Street , 65 Sloane Street, 288 Bishopsgate, Cornhill, 85 Gresham Street, Old Queen Street and Nova North.

We also have offices near Santander bike stations so your employees could cycle for part of their commute should they choose to. The following are some of the options available:
- Bike Stations in City
- Bike Stations in Holborn & Covent Garden
- Bike Stations in Mayfair
- =m`p&t#c_I,c("Bike Stations in Victoria & Westminster

It could also be beneficial for workplace wellbeing to consider renting an office space near a park or with a garden so your employees have green spaces to enjoy and walk around in on breaks.  Our property at 33 St James’ Square is popular for its proximity to Green Park, Hyde Park and St James’s Park. Our property at 16 Old Queen Street has a private garden for employees to get a breath of fresh air and rest their eyes from the screen.  

 

2. Support camaraderie with event spaces, luxury lounges and more.

Company camaraderie and teamwork are core to a sense of workplace wellbeing. Our sophisticated offices offer plenty of unique areas and break out spaces where you can get together and bond with your the team. Not only do we have offices in period properties but we also have inspirational meeting rooms. Both of which serve as impressive and motivating spaces and are great surroundings for a sense of workplace wellbeing. The luxury lounges and kitchens found in many of our offices are also fantastic for encouraging interpersonal connections in an easy and relaxed way. What’s more, our prime office locations are near some of London’s best bars, restaurants and pubs for unwinding together or wining and dining after hours. You could even host your own event for company wellbeing in one of our spaces. 

 

3. Support mental health with dog friendly offices and flexible options.

Supporting your employees' mental health is perhaps the most important part of workplace wellbeing. One of the ways we try to help is by providing dog-friendly workplaces. Dogs in the workplace have been linked with improved mental health, reduced stress and a greater sense of community amongst colleagues. Our dog friendly offices include:
Hudson House, 2 Eaton Gate, 78-79 Pall Mall, 14 Curzon Street, 32 Curzon Street, Berkley Square and Octagon Point.

We also support workplace wellbeing by offering flexible workspaces across London. Give your employees the option to try coworking or hot desking with one of our flexible contracts. Not only does this mean employees have options when it comes to commuting but also they don’t feel stagnant at the same desk space day in and day out. Both of these aspects help to improve workplace wellbeing. 
 

 

About Argyll Offices

Argyll offers the most exclusive office environments at the most prestigious addresses in London. 

Driven by a desire to provide businesses with a sophisticated place to work, meet and host events, we design every element of our beautiful properties to create a lasting impression – on our customers, and their guests.  
 
Our unique combination of distinctive buildings, contemporary yet classic interiors, unrivalled attention-to-detail and consistently exceptional service, defines our signature Argyll experience. We pride ourselves on never imposing our brand on our customers. Instead, our unbranded spaces provide a stylish backdrop, while our empowered team delivers a personal service to support our customers’ success. 

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