The evidence for making wellbeing a part of everyday behaviours and activities is compelling.
A report for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, titled ‘Does Worker Wellbeing Affect Workplace Performance’, found that:
- Wellbeing shows a strong and positive link with improved workplace performance.
- It increases financial profitability.
- It raises labour productivity and the quality of outputs and services.
- Job satisfaction has a statistically significant impact on all the outcomes shown in the three bullet points above, and there is a strong link between wellbeing and job satisfaction.
This satisfaction, included aspects such as training, skills development opportunities, how much autonomy employees have in their role, and how much scope they have to use their own initiative and influence decisions.
In a review of the health of Britain’s working age population, ‘Working for a healthier tomorrow’, Dame Carol Black found considerable evidence that improving employee wellbeing produced economic benefits across all sectors and all sizes of business: in other words, that good wellbeing is good business.
She also concluded that the benefits of wellbeing go beyond the quality of life of employees and extend to increasing an organisations productivity and profitability.
While there is more research to do in the commercial sector, there has been greater research in the public sector and particularly the Health Service. This showed a clear link between employee reported wellbeing and patient satisfaction and mortality (the better the wellbeing the less likely patients will die). If you want to see more about this research then please click here »
We will be happy to share these and other reports with you. These demonstrate that a focus on employee wellbeing is the fastest way to improve long term, performance and results.
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