Wellbeing – a force for life
Wellbeing and the idea of maintaining a state of ‘wellness’ has been around for centuries in its various forms. In modern times, it is often described as simply feeling good.
Wellbeing can be linked to a number of different benefits including improved physical and mental health, faster recovery times from illness, higher educational attainment, greater productivity and an overall healthier lifestyle.
There has been an increased interest from the world of science in the benefits of wellbeing, with a focus on how it can bring improved performance in the workplace. Not only does the wellbeing of employees directly correlate to higher levels of productivity and engagement, it also helps to reduce absenteeism and staff turnover.
The main concept of wellbeing in the workplace is simple – happier staff work harder, more effectively and for longer – and this ultimately makes almost any business more successful in the long term. Individual employee happiness can be affected by a huge number of factors including mental condition, work-life balance, family life, stress levels, tiredness, job satisfaction and many more.