Create supportive working environment

Physical environment

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Silent space

Introducing a quiet room or space at the workplace where laptops and telephones are not allowed and that is dedicated for relaxation and recharging body and mind during or outside working hours. This space can be equipped with, for example, soft lighting, a possibility to listen to calming music, and light exercise equipment, such as stall bars, hanging bar, therapy balls, gym sticks, and/or yoga mats. This space and its equipment, together with illustrated instructions for their use, could enable meditation and the performance of restoring physical activity.

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material

Quiet accommodation

Improving the recovery from work of employees whose work includes frequent travelling by ensuring that the accommodation on work trips has a quiet sound scape

Social working environment

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Cultivating positive attitudes

Employers and managers, with their own behaviour, can cultivate positive attitudes towards wellbeing and health. This way they can build a social environment in which adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle patterns and taking care of oneself are socially approved, valued, and supported by all employees. This starts with using positive words and sharing encouraging thoughts when talking about wellbeing and health.

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material
Approving, encouraging, and showing the way

Employers and managers can facilitate employees to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle patterns by openly approving of and encouraging employees to act in wellbeing-supporting ways both at work and on leisure time, and by motivating employees to use the opportunities the workplace provides for doing this. In practice, this could mean, for example, encouraging employees to take breaks from work with regular intervals to maintain concentration and vitality – and indeed acting as a role model.

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material
Shared events

Arranging recreational social events, such as collective coffee breaks, outdoor activities to get fresh air and physical activity, or a get-together at the end of a work week to which employees can arrange activities, such as games or quizzes

This means is relatively effortless to put into action, meaning that it's execution does not require major investments as regards personnel, time, or material

Digital working environment

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Email silence in the evenings

Reducing employees’ stress and pressure to work overtime, and improving recovery from work by creating a system, in which emails sent after official working hours are not delivered to the recipient until the following day

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