According to the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Regional Office, “a healthy work environment is a place where all people work together to achieve a joint vision of health and wellness for workers and the community”. This provides all members of the workforce with physical, psychological, social and organizational conditions that protect and promote health and safety”. This way, a company’s growth depends on the efforts that the staff members make in order to achieve certain objectives.
Every time a company decides to face new challenges, new objectives are identified. In order to achieve the expected results, there must be a relationship between them and the strategies to be implemented, but many times the implications that this entails for the staff are not taken into account. Although there are many ways to assure the balance between work and personal life, and most of them are established from the start, usually these are very poorly sought after.
In Mexico, many innovative startups and organizations focus on the well-being of their workers because they are aware that human development is essential for the internal and external growth of any company; however, there is still a long way to go for this to become a reality for the entire working population in the country.
A satisfactory work environment must consider constant improvement to promote the physical and mental well-being of managers and employees, but it also should provide a suitable workspace, as well as a good organizational culture. Companies must establish at least the basic conditions to guarantee their staff’s physical and emotional health, as well as their economic stability, but also provide the tools needed so that each individual can continue developing their skills and abilities.