While the workplace can be a substantial source of stress on workers, research has found that how work is designed can have a significant impact on employee well-being, leading to improved job performance, lower health care expenses, and lower burnout rates.
A recent article from Harvard Business Review outlines ways to improve employee well-being. One way is to give workers more job control. Research shows that having little job control is associated with higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and death from cardiovascular causes. Another way is to give employees more flexibility about when and where they work, and to increase the stability of their schedules. Our favourite point was to take steps to foster a sense of social belonging among employees.
We encourage you to share the entire article with your team and discuss which ideas could improve the well-being of those in your organization.
1. 7 Strategies to Improve Your Employees’ Health and Well-Being, Harvard Business Review, Oct 12, 2021. Accessed Oct 18, 2021.