Employee wellbeing is a vital part of any business strategy. But which aspects of employee wellbeing contribute to a great workplace culture? This paper will highlight new findings from a recent study, conducted by the O.C. Tanner Institute, including the current state of employee wellbeing, the impact of wellbeing on company culture, and the powerful symbiotic relationship between wellbeing and employee recognition.
THE CURRENT STATE OF WELLBEING AT WORK IS LOW.
The state of employee wellbeing has been low for a while now and not much has improved. We asked employees to choose where they would place themselves on a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom (worst possible life) to 10 at the top (best possible life). On average, employees rated their current overall feeling of health and wellbeing a 5.91 out of 10.
Just over half of employees (52%) felt that productivity and the bottom line mattered more to their organization than people. 36% went so far as to say that their job has a negative effect on their physical health. 38% agreed their situation at work is hurting their ability to be happy in other aspects of their life. Employees don’t feel they are living their best lives, and many are negatively impacted by their work environments.
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