The Benefits of Somatic Well-Being Programs in the Workplace April 26, 2024 | 4 min Read

The Benefits of Somatic Well-Being Programs in the Workplace

The Modern Workplace and Its Toll on Wellbeing

The modern workplace, characterized by long hours spent sitting, high-pressure environments, and demanding deadlines, can take a significant toll on employee well-being.

Chronic stress, musculoskeletal pain, anxiety, depression, and decreased energy levels are all too common, leading to:

  • Reduced Productivity
  • Increased Absenteeism
  • High Employee Turnover

Let’s see what this can mean for your business.

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Reduced Productivity

Studies show a direct correlation between employee stress and decreased productivity. Costs for businesses can range between $1500 to $8700 per year per employee1 for stress alone.

Increased absenteeism and presenteeism

Discomfort, stress and pain can lead to increased sick days which directly impact costs and productivity. However, less is measured and known about presenteeism. Presenteeism is the act of being physically present at work while feeling unwell (stress, pain) yet being mentally disengaged. The specific costs and impact are dependent on the industry and can range between €11.744 and €14.680 per employee per year2.

Calculate your workforce absenteeism and presenteeism costs

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Higher turnover

A disengaged workforce is more likely to seek employment elsewhere, increasing recruitment and training costs for companies.

Expected turnover costs attributed to stress alone are between $251 and $14492 per employee per year.3 4

Other Issues

Many other issues can impact productivity and presenteeism. Often, the costs of chronic pain from musculoskeletal issues and the effects of burnout will increase those costs up to 3 times. We will explore those specific problems in future articles. For now, know that there is a solution.

Somatic Well-Being A Powerful Solution

LinSublim Somatic well-being programs offer a revolutionary approach to addressing these challenges. Based on scientific research, we’ve learned to harness the power of neuroplasticity in motion. By focusing on gentle, mindful movements that reconnect individuals with their bodies, our programs promote:

  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Our awareness through movement exercises promotes a parasympathetic state of relaxation and helps employees manage stress and maintain emotional equilibrium.
  • Improved Posture and Movement: Retraining movement patterns to reduce pain and improve posture. Enhance comfort and energy levels, leading to better focus and productivity.
  • Enhanced Focus and Concentration: Somatic practices can improve body awareness and reduce distractions, allowing for greater focus and concentration throughout the workday.
  • Increased Employee Engagement: Feeling valued for their well-being fosters a more positive company culture, leading to greater employee engagement and loyalty.

Benefits for Businesses: A Strategic Investment

Integrating the LinSublim somatic well-being program is not just about employee well-being; it’s a strategic investment for businesses.

Consider these benefits:

  • Reduced Healthcare Costs: Lower stress and improved health potentially lead to reduced healthcare costs for companies.
  • Increased Productivity: Improved employee focus and reduced pain can translate to a significant boost in overall productivity.
  • Improved Employee Retention: A happier, healthier workforce is more likely to stay with the company, reducing costly turnover.
  • Enhanced Employer Brand: Companies offering innovative wellness programs can attract and retain top talent in a competitive job market such as IT, engineering and R&D.

Beyond the Numbers: Building a Culture of Well-being

Somatic well-being programs go beyond just numbers. They demonstrate a company’s commitment to its employees’ well-being, fostering a positive work environment. This translates to:

  • Improved Employee Morale: Feeling valued and supported by their employer can significantly boost employee morale.
  • Enhanced Creativity and Problem-Solving: A relaxed and focused workforce is better equipped for creative problem-solving and innovation.
  • Stronger Teamwork and Collaboration: When employees feel good physically and mentally, they’re better able to collaborate effectively.

Investing in Your Workforce, Investing in Your Success

By adopting somatic well-being programs, companies are investing in their most valuable asset: their employees. The positive impact on individual and company well-being ultimately leads to a stronger, more successful organization.

Taking the First Step: Explore Somatic Programs

We’re working on an online platform that contains a myriad of well-designed somatic well-being lessons and programs. These are available to suit the specific needs of your company. We’re keen on working towards customizing these programs to best fit your workforce’s needs.

By prioritizing employee well-being, you can create a thriving work environment for everyone in your company. Learn more about our business wellbeing programs

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  1. Based on a standard annual base salary of $60.000 - Stress Productivity Shortfall  ↩︎

  2. Research on work-related stress -  ↩︎

  3. Perceptions of work stress cause and effective interventions in employees working in public, private and non-governmental organizations: a qualitative study  ↩︎

  4. Work stress, mental health, and employee performance  ↩︎