Build a Healthier Work Environment, Part 1: Employers

Workplace Wellness: Knowing “The Why”

There are so many things that go into creating a healthier work environment for your company, from cultivating a healthy culture to living out healthy habits. The one thing we know is that a healthy work environment MUST start with the employer’s lead.

When considering workplace wellness the first thing to ask yourself is:

Do you and your company know your “WHY”?

  1. Why are you in the business that you are in?
  2. What is the purpose of your work?
  3. What values and desires drive you to make your company a success?

The more clear your “why” is to all of the members of your team, the better the chances for a healthy environment. The “why” should be clearly and simply stated in your mission statement.

Next, use these 6 simple steps to cultivating workplace wellness:

  1. Educate your team on “the why.” Can your employees readily state your mission statement?
  2. Make sure all teammates know the company values. Are your values clear to everyone in the organization?
  3. Ensure employees understand what is expected from them in their job. Are your employees job duties clear and understood by everyone?
  4. Hold employees accountable for doing their job. Do you hold your employees fully accountable for doing their job as expected?
  5. Empower employees by giving them autonomy to do their job. Do you allow your employees some freedom to decide how they get their job done?
  6. Be the example by living healthy habits. As the leader, are you setting a good example. Do you “walk the walk” and “talk the talk”?

Define your values and refine your focus. Once the focus is there, the healthy habits will follow.

Call BTC | BRIO today if we can help you get started on creating a healthier work environment. Our BRIOworks program has successfully helped companies improve musculoskeletal and physical health by building a culture of health performance. Stay tuned for the next two parts of Building a Healthier Work Environment series.

Construction injury leaves former rugby player in serious pain

Digging holes for a fence injures former rugby player

Brian Maurice, a former LSU rugby player, enjoys playing sports and performing construction work. Since his time on the rugby field, he has been living with minor shoulder pain. However, while lifting heavy bags of cement and digging holes for a fence, his shoulder was reinjured leaving him in unbearable pain.

“The worst part of an injury is being limited, and perhaps never returning to my previous form,” said Brian.

Brian came to Baudry Therapy Center and received manual therapy and functional exercises.

Josh Bryant, DPT said, “I knew Brain would recover quickly from this injury once he knew what direction to go in. He was exercising on a regular basis but needed to clean up his routine. I just made some modifications to what he was already doing and helped him problem solve. He was eager to learn and tried to keep a positive attitude regardless of how his shoulder was feeling.”

“The first thing Josh did was educate me as to why I injured myself. I learned what was going on inside my body. Then, he explained how he was going to fix it, and more importantly, how to prevent it from happening again in the future. I trusted them based on other testimonials, but I did not expect to see so much progress in a short period of time.”

“Josh Bryant went above and beyond for me during the course of my treatment. He took time to educate me on my injury and coached me into consciously thinking about the way I move my body as I get older. My pain is gone and I no longer have any limitations, which for me is such a relief.”

Living with pain is not really living

If you are someone you love is experiencing pain, consult a physical therapist today. You only get one life, so make sure you’re living yours to the fullest!  Invest in your #1 asset – your health.  Call Baudry Therapy today if we help you get back to LIFE!