A team of researchers who developed and validated an instrument to measure well-being identified Five keys to well-being: purpose, social, financial, physical, and community. In this research, they described how organizations all over the globe have adopted a focus on improving well-being as a way of improving longevity, quality of life, productivity, optimal functioning, and improved health.
The researchers cited evidence, “subjective wellbeing influences health, longevity, and functioning.” They further mentioned that the World Health Organization has declared that improving population health calls for a holistic approach.
Our research into the ways that exemplary leaders create meaning for themselves and their organizations identified essential components that led to their leadership effectiveness. This research is now available in our book, Meaning-Centered Leadership: Skills and Strategies for Increased Employee Well-Being and Organizational Success.
Throughout our research, we found parallels between purpose and meaning in the workplace and overall health and optimal functioning. Lower levels of workplace meaning costs organizations billions every year, Gallup reported that 84 billion is lost annually just in unscheduled absenteeism.
How much more is lost in terms of human potential and the opportunity to achieve optimal well-being?
This question stuck with us and compelled the completion of our book. As organizations around the globe seek to adopt a holistic approach to improving well-being in the workplace, our book offers clear and compelling evidence that links workplace meaning, improved well-being, and productivity. More importantly, we offer a clear framework for adopting a Meaning-Centered Leadership approach.
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