infographic: does high employee wellbeing elevate workplace culture?

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Everyone knows a company’s culture has an impact on employee wellbeing. But is the opposite also true? Can great employee wellbeing improve your company’s culture? Create a better overall employee experience? Increase engagement? Recent research says yes.

Culture improves wellbeing
Companies with average cultures score 53% for employee wellbeing.
Companies with best in class cultures score 84% on wellbeing.
(Great Place to Work – Wellbeing and the Importance of Workplace Culture, 2016)

Wellbeing improves culture
87% of employees say wellbeing programs positively impact their company’s culture
65% of companies with strategic, holistic wellbeing programs saw improvements their company cultures
(Virgin Pulse, State of the Industry Survey 2017)

Simply having a formal wellbeing program can result in a:

  • 16% increase in employees feeling a sense of purpose
  • 24% increase in a sense of opportunity
  • 22% increase in great work being done
  • 19% increase in employees’ perception of their leaders
  • 16% increase in engagement

(O.C. Tanner Institute, How Employee Wellbeing Shapes Workplace Cultures, 2018)

“There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated.” – Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” – Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox

“Your wellness program should be embedded in everything your organization does. It’s just as important as sales and marketing. It’s just as important as research and development. It’s just as important as customer service.” – Jason Lang, team lead for workplace health programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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