Wellbeing plays a central role in creating flourishing societies. Focussing on wellbeing at work can benefit societies by helping working individuals to feel happy, competent and satisfied in their roles. The evidence shows that people who achieve good standards of wellbeing at work are likely to be more creative, more loyal, more productive and provide better customer satisfaction than those with poor levels of wellbeing at work.
For decades, organisations have tried to foster these qualities through employee engagement strategies but engaging employees is just one part of the story. Improving wellbeing at work requires a more rounded approach that focusses on helping employees to:
Strengthen their personal resources.
Flourish and take pride in their roles within the organisational system.
Function to the best of their abilities, both as individuals and in collaboration with their colleagues.
Have a positive overall experience of work.