The total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/2017 was 526,000 a prevalence rate 0f 1,610 per 100,000 workers.*
*(HSE) Health and Safety Executive: 2017
Well-being at work
It is always incredibly refreshing when a company considers the well-being of its employees in the workplace.
The days where the workforce was worked into the ground and then presented with a carriage clock at the end of their service have thankfully dwindled away; but still many companies are doing very little to ensure the health and well-being of their workforce.
Fujitsu, a leading global Information Technology organisation, takes a proactive approach to encouraging employees to manage their own wellness, and invests in equipment and programmes to help them to do so. One such initiative involved Fujitsu inviting WorkSpa to their London and Edinburgh offices to carry out massage on-site as part of their wellness programme.
Massage in the workplace
Introducing corporate massage into your company has a positive impact both physically and mentally on staff and this was evident immediately during our time at Fujitsu.
Employees provided instant feedback that they appreciated the consideration Fujitsu was giving to helping them manage their wellbeing and reduce risks caused by the working environment.
Following their massage many said that they felt instant benefit; less tension and increased energy levels. After advice and stretch techniques were demonstrated to them by WorkSpa’s therapist, they were confident that they would be more mindful of their posture when working in future.
WorkSpa’s therapist provided a ‘Desk Stretch’ leaflet for employees to keep on their desk, informing them about simple stretch techniques to do throughout the working day to help prevent the postural demands of sitting for long hours.
Fujitsu well ahead!
Fujitsu has a positive and proactive approach to well-being and has already adapted the working environment with tools such as sit/stand desks, laptop rising kits and various other healthcare benefits.
WorkSpa’s compact ergonomically designed chairs ideally fit discreetly in to any workspace. Fujitsu’s impressive open plan office floor in London was the perfect setting for us to show just how easy it is to successfully massage clients anywhere; our therapist used wireless headphones to block out the hustle and bustle of the office, allowing employees to gain maximum benefits from their treatment.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with and support an organisation that is pioneering in its approach to providing a more productive, inspiring and happier working environment for its employees – congratulations Fujitsu!