The Value of Workplace Wellbeing, by the World Economic Forum
On:song’s mission is promoting the benefits of group singing to support global wellbeing. As lifelong musicians we have experienced of the power of music both for individuals and for groups, something we recognise as particularly important in a workplace context.
However, whilst the leap to music making in the office seemed obvious to us, not everybody immediately recognises the benefit of wellbeing at work. Indeed, recognition of the significant value of any wellbeing programs on productivity and profitability has not been substantially supported by real world evidence, until now, thanks to the World Economic Forum
Encompassing wellbeing data collected by Gallup on nearly 2m employees across 49 industries and 73 countries, their study confidently demonstrates a direct correlation between wellbeing and a healthier bottom line, going back to the 90’s.
One might hope that in 2019, decisions on wellbeing initiative sign-offs should be made on human-centred grounds rather than being purely financially motivated, although that might be a little naive.
Well the box-tickers now have some firm basis on which to justify company wellbeing initiatives, and those seeking to make real improvements to working lives gain greater evidence supporting their decisions...
...not that they needed it.