Job satisfaction is a hot topic of conversation - excessive sitting costs the government millions, and young people aren’t in good shape. Many people feel unwell at work. Fear and anxiety drive companies towards hard budget cuts. The first ones to suffer are employees.
This is a scary and unpleasant image, and people are often sceptical with regard to wellbeing at work. But of you actually want to be able to compete in the future, you should invest in your employees today. Why?
Employees that are satisfied with their work are simply more productive. They put more effort into their work by their own choice. Results then increase their motivation even more and the quality of work is notably better and more consistent.
Thanks to quality, results and a high level of motivation, everyday work and challenges do not feel overwhelming for the employee. Rather the opposite occurs: the employee learns to enjoy the challenges of their work.
Increased production and quality improvements attained with current levels of resources mean a higher revenue and bigger profit. Hiring a new employee isn’t called an investment for nothing. It’s an investment that can support and carry the company forward for years or even decades, if properly managed.
According to many experts, wellbeing at work should be planted deep in the strategy to prevent it from being buried under all the other development targets. If and when wellbeing is made a part of the company’s strategy, notable positive changes occur in the staff. These changes can be seen in the profit. Employees find passion and responsibility considering the mission of the company. When wellbeing at work is included in the strategy, the management also has a responsibility for the wellbeing and job satisfaction of the employees.