Companies often are skeptical of the importance of well-being at the office because of the misconception that focusing on well-being cuts into work time and doesn’t affect key business outcomes.
This is a misunderstanding. Well-being is the catalyst companies need to cultivate engaged, thriving employees who perform at their best every day. And a company well-being program — if done right — can cut down on skyrocketing employee health costs while allowing productivity to soar.
Gallup’s research reveals that when companies add a well-being focus to their engagement program, it has an accelerating effect. Together, these two approaches help establish a workplace culture that enhances employees’ lives. In a company that supports employees’ well-being and engagement, workers are more likely to be thriving overall, which helps boost their individual, team and organizational performance.