The earmark of a successful company isn’t just measured by a profitable bottom line—but also by employee well-being. Defined in the workplace by high levels of motivation and engagement, quality relationships, effective communication, respect, trust, fairness and strong leadership, well-being is crucial to your business. When employees report high levels of well-being, productivity and client satisfaction goes up. When productivity and client satisfaction goes up—so do your profits.
What Constitutes Employee Well-being?
Positive Psychology is a relatively new field of science that studies the effects of positive experiences in our personal and professional lives. It strives to understand and prove what constitutes excellence and well-being in us as individuals and in our organizations. Topics like resilience, motivation, gratitude, productivity, optimism, engagement and quality leadership make up this new field of research.
What Research Shows about Well-being
Positive Psychology is not positive thinking, nor is it a big yellow smiley face emoji. Since 1998, over 10,000 academic papers have been written on a multitude of positive psychology topics. The research findings and data are pretty interesting.
- When employees are working in an environment where gratitude is regularly expressed, the employees are more alert, attentive and creative.
- According to a recent Gallup Poll, only 30% of employees report being engaged while at work. Yet, studies show that engagement at work is what fosters loyalty, commitment and productivity.
- Research shows that when employees report a high level of well-being, performance, morale and commitment go up while absenteeism, turnover and burnout go down.
- Resilient employees are more likely to learn from mistakes and move on while their less resilient counterparts focus on the mistake and ruminate themselves into paralysis.
- Optimism is a thinking style, not a personality trait. This means that optimism can be learned. It turns out that optimistic thinkers live, on average, nine years longer than their pessimistic thinking counterparts.
What You Can do to Increase Employee Well-being
At CTG we offer Positivity at Work, a program that helps insure high levels of well-being among your employees. This interactive 8-session program focuses on the components that foster well-being and offers actionable steps. Learn more by attending the overview session Positivity at Work: Overview and Gratitude, it’s on us! Please register below.
Positivity at Work: Overview and Gratitude Session
Join us for a free session on Wednesday, October 14th, 2016 at our office in Iselin, NJ as we discuss tips and tricks to increase positivity at work. Developed by a team of graduates of the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania, the client reviews for this program have been absolutely amazing.
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What You’ll Learn:
Positivity is the feeling of optimism about life and the future. It is more than just managing to get through the meeting or the day; it is the ability to thrive under many different circumstances.
Over the last 10 years, many theories on positivity have been proposed and tested. Two important conclusions have emerged out of this growing body of knowledge.
- First, positivity doesn’t just feel good. The benefits extend to all areas of our lives.
- Second, positivity can be increased through intentional behaviors that everyone can learn and act on.
The Positivity at Work series is organized around eight core lessons delivered in 2-3 hour increments: Gratitude, Character Strengths, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning and Purpose, Motivation, Resilience and Positive Emotions.
The main objectives of each lesson are to define each topic and explore the benefits. We will also brainstorm applications and actionable ways to increase each of them.