Simple thing for enhancing employee well-being in remote work

We will introduce a new rule to meetings to improve employee well-being. According to the rule, 30 minutes meetings should in the future be done in 25 minutes. Similarly, 60 minutes meetings are shortened 50 minutes. Meetings are made shorter so that our people have time to have microbreaks between them.

“Our office employees have been working more or less remotely now for over a year. During this time, I’m sure all of us have had those days when we realize sometime in the afternoon that we haven’t gotten up from our chair the whole day. Concentrating on topics is of course good but being stagnant in one position and not giving yourself any breaks will start to affect you before short. We care for our employees and their well-being, even during remote working days. Therefore, we’ve now decided to adopt the 50-minutes meeting rule, to ensure that our employees have at least the chance to have a breather during the day,” comments Lindström’s CEO Juha Laurio.

Short breaks help to focus during the long day

Microbreaks – frequent, short breaks taken throughout the day – have been identified as beneficial to keep employees focused throughout the day. Just a few minutes (or less) of a breather from the task at hand can have a powerful impact on employees’ concentration and productivity.

The new default time settings are implemented centralized and will take effect within a few weeks.

At Lindström, we strongly believe that a key reason for our success is our enthusiastic and engaged employees. We actively nurture the We Care culture, which helps our employees develop both themselves and the company. Our employees’ well-being is one of the key things to develop during this strategy period. We think that employee well-being is directly linked to how innovative, focused, motivated and productive employees are at the workplace.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on 28th April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

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