February 18th, 2020

Teach Your Team the Most Important Skill: How to Build Solid Habits

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Take a moment to think about what you did this morning. Everything from the moment you woke up to the moment you arrived at work. How much of it do you remember? Do you remember your breakfast? Your commute? Or was it all just a blur?

Don’t worry, your memory isn’t failing you. The truth is, we don’t remember a lot of the things we do throughout the day because we do them without thinking. In fact, according to studies by the Harvard Business Review and Duke University, as much as 45% of our daily actions are done completely on autopilot!

Think about that: Nearly half of what you do every day, you do with little to no conscious awareness! We call these habits.

These automated processes can free up cognitive resources for more important things, like creative problem-solving or decision-making. But when was the last time you examined your habits to see if they’re making your life better or worse?

Chances are you’ve got at least one habit you’d be better off without. But what if you could totally remodel your unconscious behaviors so that all of them served you well?

How Our Habits Affect Our Work

Imagine if this was your morning routine: You wake up early, feeling refreshed from a good night’s sleep. You drink a big glass of water to replenish and rehydrate your body and stretch all your stiff muscles until you feel limber and wide awake. Jumping out of bed, you seamlessly move from one productive habit to the next: You exercise, meditate, write down your goals for the day in your planner, and have a healthy, protein-rich breakfast before leaving for work with a pep in your step, ready to face the day.

Sounds great, right? A daily routine like that could do wonders for your physical and mental health.

Now imagine if everyone in your workplace had those same healthy habits.

Employees are becoming less productive, more distracted, and unhappier with their work. Turnover is going up and satisfaction is going down. Often, the root of these issues lies in part with a company culture that doesn’t prioritize employee wellness. However, studies show that employees who are healthier and happier are more productive and less likely to quit.

But how do you teach your entire company how to build these healthy habits? The answer is simple: You don’t have to! Fabulous can do that for you with Fabulous for Work.

What Is Fabulous for Work?

Incubated at Duke University, The Fabulous is designed to teach users how to gradually train themselves into developing and maintaining habits that will make them healthier and more fulfilled. Within the first month of using Fabulous, users discover the science behind building habits (and breaking them). They’re given challenges to complete that, ultimately, lead to the development of healthy daily routines. Fabulous teaches people how to spend that 45% of their day on autopilot in ways that contribute positively to their overall wellbeing.

And now, we’re making it easier than ever to introduce Fabulous to the workplace. With Fabulous for Work, employees will be able to work on their own personal self-care goals while also being able to connect with coworkers to talk out struggles, celebrate successes, or trade advice. Employers, meanwhile, can keep tabs on employee progress through reports and quarterly calls.

When employees are happier, healthier, and feel more satisfied with the work they’re doing, their productivity soars. They become less likely to quit, thus reducing employee turnover, which in turn reduces costs to train new workers while also building a loyal workforce that’s in it for the long run.

Employee turnover is at an all-time high and the cost to hire and train new employees can range anywhere from 50% of a former employee’s salary to as much as over 100%. Teaching your workers valuable habit-building and self-care skills now can spare your company both the heartache of losing a valued and valuable employee and the wallet-ache of having to replace them down the road.

It’s a seemingly small investment into your employee’s well-being, but the returns are exponential. Increased productivity, decreased dissatisfaction on the job, fewer sick days, and a greater sense of employee loyalty and dedication are just a few of the potential benefits you can reap from bringing Fabulous to your workplace.

Is your company ready to get Fabulous?