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What happens to employees in an unhealthy office environment

Singapore residents spend more than 50 percent of their lives in office spaces, with little awareness of how these daily habits and unhealthy office environments affect their bodies and overall health. Crouching over computers, getting little exercise or fresh air, and leaving various health symptoms unchecked in order to continue working are all contributing to decreased vitality in the population. The results appear in high rates of back problems, diseases, and common illnesses. Back Problems
Unhealthy office environments can lead to back issues
Harvard Health Blog likens extended daily hours of sitting to an early death. Even regular activity does not offset the negative effects of all-day sitting on the spine and muscles. According to GSK Consumer Healthcare, Singaporeans took an average of three days of medical leave in 2016 and reported pain in their necks, backs, and legs. Dr. Yeo Sow Nam, a pain management specialist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, notes that minor pains such as bod…

3 Reasons to Care about Workplace Health

Woody Allen was once quoted saying, “80 percent of success in life is simply showing up,” but new research on the benefits of a healthy workplace would prove otherwise. What many companies are referring to as the human energy crisis, its formal term is presenteeism. Otherwise known as working while sick, presenteeism is the hot-button topic of worldwide business, proven to be the culprit of productivity loss, revenue loss, and workplace inefficiency.



Increased Productivity Presenteeism is estimated to cut an individual’s productivity by at least one-third by affecting an employee’s concentration and alertness, as well as speed and office interactions. Feeling fatigued at a desk or overworked at a building site is not only a safety risk, but also a financial casualty to the employer. Healthy employees are 3.1 times more productive, according to Rand Health, and being fully engaged in the workplace leads to better leadership, resilience and overall performance. The same research also show…

Healthcare ROI: The business of healthy employees

The adoption of digital solutions for improved healthcare delivery is a practical solution for Southeast Asian healthcare providers who are struggling to close gaps in the delivery of care, keep up with fast-paced industry reforms, and meet the challenges of rising patient empowerment. This article explores the healthcare ROI of using digital health services on a mass scale. However, two factors have some organizations questioning the value of high upfront and maintenance costs for digitally transforming their services. The complexities in defining and demonstrating the value from digital health investments, and conflicting perspectives in determining the return on investment (ROI) and how to measure it, contribute to their reluctance to invest. This reluctance, despite the massive potential for digital technologies to contribute to improved health outcomes for millions of people, shows how crucial it is for technological innovations to clearly articulate their value proposition to deci…