Businesses today are under tremendous pressure to produce results. As a consequence, employees are under pressure to produce.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Companies do need to accomplish their goals and deliver results. Same with employees. They need to be accountable and productive. But both organizations and employees need to be smart about it.
That’s the message in this infographic from Virgin Pulse, titled “The Business of Healthy Employees.” Creating a culture that values well-being makes sense for the company and its employees. Healthy employees bring their A-game to work every day.
One of the other things I like about Virgin Pulse’s approach is their definition of well-bring. It goes beyond the traditional concept of wellness, which focuses on the physical fitness component. In addition to wellness, well-being includes liking the work you do at work and at home, having supportive relationships, managing finances well, and being a part of a community.
Well-being is a growing issue on everyone’s mind. Employees want to know their company supports it. And businesses want to know their employees have it. We might be approaching a time when everyone turns to HR and asks, “What are you doing about it?”