In our book: Meaning-Centered Leadership: Skills and Strategies for Employee Well-Being and Organizational Success, we focus on describing the importance of Meaning-Centered Leadership as a way to improve physical and psychological well-being. The direct connection between employee well-being and organizational success is central.
Recent research affirms our position that well-being and performance are connected. A study published in Management Research Review found evidence that promoting and sustaining employee well-being is essential because it acts as a significant predictor of performance and health behavior*.
If employee health is not a compelling reason enough, they also found that employee engagement is predictive of higher work performance and reduced withdrawal from work behaviors.
The evidence is clear, a focus on well-being supports worker health and productivity while enhancing organizational success in the process. Keeping worker well-being central to engagement strategies is clearly called for. The authors of the article called for a switch from job resources to personal resources. This will allow an organization to provide sustainable resources that will strengthen engagement.
As we stated in our book, “Meaning can have a profound influence on organizational performance, as well as an individual’s health and well-being.” Check out part one of our book to find research-proven skills and strategies for increasing engagement. You have the opportunity to build employee well-being while simultaneously strengthening the success of your organization. If you would like more help in improving employee well-being and organizational success, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Garg, N., & Singh, P. (2020). Work engagement as a mediator between subjective well-being and work-and-health outcomes. Management Research Review, 43(6), 735–752.