Making the Workplace Healthier: What Is on Your Wish Llist?

When you consider that I’m barely over five feet tall, you’ll understand why, on my wish list for a healthier workplace, ergonomics ranks pretty high. Standard office desks are too tall; I have to raise my chair to properly fit the desk and then put a boxlid under my feet to prevent them from dangling. With unlimited resources and control over a work environment, I would allow employees to design their own work spaces, whether that involved a standing desk, a yoga ball for a chair or a designer boxlid underfoot.

When I was a young mother, onsite child care would have beaten out ergonomics. The search for affordable, dependable and happy child care consumed energy and time. Even after my child reached school age, I needed to arrange for before school or after school babysitters. Onsite child care would have eased a lot of stress and distraction.

What would be on your wish list if you had unlimited resources to make your workplace healthier? Check out the discussion on LinkedIn.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post. However, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at and Let’s Talk Health Care.