Well-Being in the Workplace

February 5, 2016

The workplace is where individuals spend a majority of their time during the week. Today’s workforce is looking for employers that offer a holistic sense of well-being to their employees. This sense of well-being is made up of several components: physiological, safety, belonging, esteem and self-actualization.

In prior years well-being was often looked at simply as ergonomics, but research shows that it is much more. From the above components that Knoll’s research team has defined to make up well-being, how many of these are taken into consideration within your organization? Current and future employees are longing to work in organizations that provide some portion of each component, which make the topic of well-being a conversation that should be at the forefront of discussion within leadership teams.

Creating a dynamic workplace environment is crucial to attracting and developing talent in a market where the top talent has many options. In order to have an effective workforce, organizations must first start with the ensuring there is a holistic environment in the workplace.

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