Employee wellbeing, engagement and a culture of wellbeing links to important company strengths such as productivity, health and employee retention, a study by Gallup revealed. Experience shows these factors affect complement each other in ways that CEOs, team leaders, and managers can influence. However, improve wellbeing and engagement in the workplace remains an elusive goal for many entrepreneurs.
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A report by research Blessing White, "Employee Engagement Report 2011," shows that only 31 percent of employees involved in the study, while 17 percent are actively removed (employees who are happy at work and little care for the job and their employer). The recent global GFC may have negatively affected the results.
However, the study found that more employees are considered finding a new job than the survey from 2007 to 2009.
Employee welfare has important implications for the relationship between productivity and employment.
Satisfied, excited and happy employee is more likely to trust their leaders, according to a given task, and regulations of the company, provide suggestions to improve the organization, help co-workers, and work as a team to achieve goals.
Such behavior contributes to high-performing organizations productive and innovative. Therefore, it is not surprising that research has shown that the welfare of employees is positively related to customer satisfaction.
In a 2012 Gallup survey of 70,000 people around the world, one of the biggest contributors to the daily experience of negative emotions did not feel respected.