Afternoon blahs! They hit me like a ton of bricks right around 2:30pm every day. Can’t keep my eye lids open….. drifting, drifting,… damn it I need to walk around to keep from falling asleep. Would anyone notice if I slipped into the first aid room for a 20 min power nap? This wouldn’t be happening if I were still on vacation. Instead, I’d be like “wow, I’m feeling a little sleepy. Maybe I should pour myself a glass of wine and go lounge out on the deck.”
THAT’S IT! I need to write a proposal to ownership requesting approval for WAPPY Hour. (Happy Hour, but with a W for work — get it?) I know, clever right?!?
First, I need to draft up an executive summary of the existing issue and how change is needed to resolve it. Next, I should make a list of recommendations.
- Front Lawn Loungers
- Lap pool?
- In-house Masseuse
Good start; I can work with this. Next: What’s in it for the company?
Benefits to Organization:
- Happier employees
- Increased productivity
- Reduced leave of absense requests
- Potentially Employer Of The Year Award!!!
- Team building
- Reduced conflict among workers
- Reduced employee attrition and turnover
WOW – how can they overlook the benefits of this ingenious idea?
WAPPY HOUR: A Wellness Initiative to Increased Revenues
- Benefits of Wine statistics
- Correlation between happy employees and increased productivity studies
- Employee survey: statistics to demonstrate employees appreciation for this type of workplace initiative
- Cost savings analysis of reduced turnover
OK, I’ve got a good outline here. I think I will give this project a two-week timeframe for completion and then request a submission meeting. This is going to be so great. Not only will I be implementing a new and improved health benefit, but potentially also receive a great job recognition by way of a raise?
Break-times over, so I better get at it. I’m a sharer, so if anyone wants to use this idea for their own workplace, fly at it. I’m all about spreading the need for happier work environments.