Improve Worker’s Wellbeing = Organizational Success?

One of the biggest complaints made by a lot of leaders in organizations is when workers underperform and don’t meet the company’s expected target. According to a study in Global Human Capital Trends 2020 the major cause of workers underperformance is the lack of well being benefit in the organization. In the same article, it was mentioned that according to 9000 workers, 80% felt that their wellbeing is the biggest determinant of their productivity.

This is the reason why organizations have important roles to guarantee their employees’ wellbeing. Furthermore, in a research titled Workplace Prevention of Mental Health Problems: Guidelines for Organisations which was printed by the University of Melbourne, they discovered that leadership style plays an important factor in determining workers’ wellbeing. A leader who can create a supportive environment with minimal politics guarantee wellbeing in the workplace. 

Recognizing that wellbeing is important for your employees, what can you do?

1. Build wellbeing culture

A wellbeing culture can become a good foundation for an organization. According to the Forbes magazine there are a lot of benefits for putting wellbeing first in the workplace. They are: increasing employees’ enthusiasm, fostering a supportive environment, optimizing teamwork, and even increasing profit. All this is possible when there is a strong bond between the employee and their company. A good leader should aim to create a culture of wellbeing in their organization.

2. Develop employees’ skill

According to an article from Hubstaff, one of the ways organizations can grow is through improving their employees’ skills, that is by organizing soft skill training workshops periodically. The same article also hinted that soft skill improvements can boost productivity and confidence. By organizing soft skill training workshops, organizations showed that they actually cared for their employees.


3. Strengthen employee relationship

Another method to improve a company’s well being is to improve workers’ relationship with each other. When employees can comfortably communicate with one another, they will be more willing to share each other’s problems, and as a result reduces their personal stress. And a stress free employee, is a productive employee.

4. Keep employees healthy

We all agree that employees are an organizations’ assets, hence their health is very important. Pay attention when they look tired or stressed or even shown signs of burnout. If they do, find ways to help them. You can organize wellbeing programs or change working schedules. As mentioned in Hubstaff, 53% employees who had access to wellbeing programs felt their health and happiness improved. 

5. Measure and Evaluate Your Staff’s Productivity

In an article from Project Guru Koopman said that work performance is an important factor in modern businesses. By setting up proper key performance indicators, you can evaluate and improve your employees’ wellbeing.

 

 

One of Ikigai Consulting’s vision is to create wellbeing solution through  Ikigai Employee Holistic Wellbeing Assistance Program. Through this program, you can improve your employees productivity and wellbeing.

By joining this program, our consultants will help you to analyze your organizations’ specific needs through the 5 areas of wellbeing, that is: physical and emotional, career, social, financial, and community. Our platform’s experts are meticulously curated and are certified, thus your employees will receive credible advice from experienced professionals. Lastly our platform is fully automated so there will be minimal administration process and transparent.

From the above article, now you know that employees’ wellbeing is very important to organizational success. However, maybe you are still not sure how this wellbeing concept applies to yout organization. If you needed a more detailed explanation, you can contact us or request a demo through this link.

 

Reference :

 

Workplace prevention of mental health problems: Guidelines for organisations. Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; 2013.

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Forbes, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpurcell/2019/07/25/how-to-build-a-culture-of-employee-wellbeing/?sh=2f09b11313d7 

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Hubstaff, https://blog.hubstaff.com/employee-productivity/#develop-team-skills 

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