What are the individual and organizational health benefits of a healthy and thriving workplace?

A healthy, thriving work­place fos­ters employee health and well-being while cultivating a positive orga­ni­za­tional culture, in order to ben­e­fit both employ­ees and the organization.

Ben­e­fits to Employees

  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Higher morale and motivation
  • Greater engagement and happiness at work
  • Bet­ter phys­i­cal and men­tal health
  • Enhanced resiliency
  • Improved ability to cope with stress and change

Ben­e­fits to the Organization

  • Improved qual­ity, per­for­mance and productivity
  • Reduced absen­teeism and employee turnover
  • Enhanced team functioning and reduced conflict
  • Lower healthcare costs (less short and long-term disabilities)
  • Bet­ter able to attract and retain top-quality employees
  • Improved cus­tomer/client ser­vice and satisfaction

Sources: National Quality Institute, Canadian Mental Health Association, Health Canada, Dr. Graham Lowe, Dr. Patricia Fisher

We all know that there is no single factor that contributes to creating a healthy, thriving workplace. Rather, it takes an integrated and holistic approach that considers both individual and organizational health as key priorities on an ongoing basis. Start with your strengths – ask, “What is working here” and then ask, “What are the opportunities for growth?” The most inspired changes happen when we are grounded in our strengths.

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