Did you know that employee well-being has been found to have a direct impact on a company’s bottom line?
According to the recent findings from Gallup, when employees have a high degree of ell-being they also have a high degree of engagement at work, resulting in greater workplace performance and less loss of money.
The reason for this is that every day those people come to work more consistently, more often give their best efforts, are more apt to perform at peak level, and show up with enthusiasm for what they’re doing. For those employees having a low degree of well-being, the opposite has been found to be true. Gallup estimates that this costs the workforce in the United States more than $300 billion in lost productivity alone.
What underlies a high degree of employee well-being and a high degree of workplace performance? It’s what I like to think of as, the energy of YES! The energy of YES is what’s behind all creative and successful endeavors and spurs us on to accomplishing great things.
What does this mean when we apply this to the workplace environment? It means:
Spending more time focusing on what’s working and building on those ideas
- Knowing, being clear, and going for what you want with your team
- Listening with the intention to understand instead of a blame and judgment stance
- Dropping your anger and instead asking non-judgmental, fact-finding questions to figure out the next step
- Being open to disagreement as a path towards greater productivity
I guarantee that implementing any of the above ideas will result in great changes in your team, yourself, and your productivity. Why? Because all of the above are based on the energy of YES! And the energy of YES always leads to the well-being of all.
If any of the above ideas strikes a chord within you, please let me know so that future blogs can be devoted to more elaboration.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and the results you’ve gotten.
In the meantime, be well!