Employee wellness is important the world over
Thursday, 22 September 2011 16:00
In a Gallup poll of 47,000 organizations in 116 countries, researchers found that good working conditions are inextricably linked to an employee's sense of personal well-being. Additionally, the survey consistently found that wellness was also tied to engagement.
This suggests that a healthy workplace may lead to stronger employee performance
, no matter what the region.
However, the study also found that the majority of workers are not engaged in their jobs, though the U.S. appears to be among the nations with higher rates of employees who are happy and dedicated to their work.
According to LeadershipAdvantage.com, organizations seeking stronger employee engagement should try to foster good inter-office relationships. Additionally, good communication, a clearly defined job role and matching employees with positions appropriate for their skills can all encourage dedication and positivity in the workplace.
Research has shown that workers who feel as though their supervisors have a staff's best interest in mind tend to be more loyal to their company.Employee wellness programs
that provide tools and resources for stress management
have also been shown to reduce workplace stress
, while strengthening employee performance and improving staff health.