Breaking Down Workplace Barriers and Building an Inclusive Employee Experience with Wellbeing
April 14, 2017 / Employee Experience / Katrina Hundal
Culture and engagement are top priorities for businesses around the world. Deloitte reports that 87% of organizations cite these two issues as their top challenges, with 50% calling them ‘very important’.
Yet engagement remains stagnant. Only 13% of the world’s workers are engaged, according to Gallup.
HR and business leaders continue to scratch their heads and ask: what are we missing?
The answer might be wellbeing.
Wellbeing is the foundation of a committed, switched-on workforce that connects across departments, borders, and the many other barriers that exist in the modern workplace and builds a truly inclusive organizational culture.
And that one belief we all share, no matter your job title, race, gender, orientation or ability – is that health is precious. Our wellbeing is what empowers us to be our best selves everyday, at work at beyond.
Dr. David Batman – member of the Science Advisory Board at Virgin Pulse Institute, and a registered Consultant Specialist in Occupational Health – explains why.
“It’s simple: employees cannot engage with their organizations if they are sick,” he says. “So physical and psychological wellbeing become the most import pre-requisites to engagement.
“As well as being healthier and more committed, research shows that engaged employees have fewer absences, suffer less presenteeism, and are less likely to get involved in conflicts.”
Ultimately, employee wellbeing has an incredible effect on how happy your employees are, how they interact with each other, and how well they tackle the barriers that divide them in the workplace.
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