Does employee well-being improve productivity? How and why it is significant?

Well-being, evolves out of two words when hyphenated unite as one yet  encompass many variations.  

According to Merriam-Webster, “well-being” defined as the state of being happy,  healthy, or successful is written with a hyphen. 

As “Happy clients leads to a happy business, happy employees also lead to a happy  business because the employees will certainly take care of the business when the  organisations takes care about their well-being”. 

When we talk about well-being we not only discuss about a human being’s physical  well-being or wellness but we also consider many other aspects like mental  wellness, emotional wellness, economic wellness, condition of being contended  and fulfilment of long-term goals. In a whole it is the state of being satisfied of one’s  life. Well- being pays an integral part in determining what makes one’s life good or  bad. 

When we are discussing the influence of well-being on an employee and how it  impacts his/her productivity at work we ought to mull over a much bigger picture  cause if the employees are happy at work we ought to have happy individuals which  further results in flourishing societies, such individuals will contribute much more  to the society in comparison to those struggling to discover their personal or  professional well-being. It’s evident that if individuals are content and happy at  work or they are able to achieve good standards of well-being in the roles they play  at work they are likely to be more creative, productive, high in morale and loyal to  one’s organization. 

For any organization, employee productivity is of great value these days in order to  achieve their objectives. Organizations have been trying to foster well-being of  their employees through employee engagement programs for long but that’s not  all.

With reference to the recent scenario and work culture, Organisations have to  adapt a much wholesome approach towards enhancing the productivity of their  employees which must take in account the following factors- striking a balance of  work & life, encouraging physical activity at workplace which supports the physical  well-being of the employee, avoid overtime work culture as much as possible,  offering justified pay scales which fall in line with that of the competitors, paying  emphasis on creating a sense of job security among the employees, setting clearly  defined job roles which help the employees perform better, defining career  progression pathways which help them vision their future in the organization, conducting regular performance appraisals, setting up more achievable targets and  goals to create a belief of achievement among the employees, providing a more  safe work environment which helps in building a belief of safety not only physically  but organisation must also pay emphasis on providing psychological safety to their  employees which will not only result in less employee turnovers but it would also  build confidence among the employees to take interpersonal risks as a team, organizing regular training programs for employees which not only enhance their  productivity at work but also takes care of their need for professional  advancement, encouraging team work or collaborative work projects which help develop healthier relations among peers, celebrating achievements and  recognising the efforts of employees through cash or kind on timely basis. 

Organizations must work on an approach which allows their employees to prosper,  allow them to bring the best out of their abilities, help them discover their potential  to greater lengths, providing those opportunities that satisfy their urge to grow socially, economically and professionally. 

Hence if the organisations need to attain their long term objectives they must focus  on both present and future objectives of its employees.

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