Boost employee engagement and well-being to transform into a thriving workplace [Gallup Report]
According to the most recent research report by Gallup, firms cannot fully utilize the potential of their workforce since employee engagement and well-being are still at historically low levels.
Although engagement and well-being are two separate concepts, Gallup’s data shows they are closely related. There is a misconception that well-being occurs outside of work while engagement occurs just while an individual is at work. However, the reality is that an employee’s work experience directly impacts their life outside of it.
The poll was conducted face-to-face or over the phone with a sample size of 1,000 people in each country, with this study encompassing more than 160 nations.
The outcome showed that employees with high burnout consistently felt it interfered with their capacity to carry out personal obligations. Additionally, they are 23% more likely to go to the emergency room. The likelihood of sustained burnout is 61 percent higher for employees engaged at work but not thriving than those who are. Overall, an employee’s level of well-being impacts their life at work.
It is interesting to infer from the result data by combining engagement and thriving;
Stress, rage, and health issues are less likely to affect engaged, flourishing employees. However, according to the study’s global data, only 9 percent of workers are said to be thriving and engaged, while 57 percent need to be more involved. Additionally, it should be mentioned that underperforming and disengaged individuals frequently feel depressed at work.
Does achieving work-life balance help?
Employers are taking steps to support their staff members in achieving “work-life balance,” such as instituting four-day workweeks and offering flexible work hours and locations. Hours, imbalance, or location are not the primary causes of working discontent. It is the overall impression a worker has of their workplace. Setting limits can stop you from receiving calls or emails after 6 o’clock, but it will take some time to get over your boss’s criticism earlier in the day. You unconsciously carry the emotional burden from your job. In a separate German survey, 51% of actively disengaged professionals believed that the stress from their jobs caused them to misbehave among their loved ones.
What causes stress from a job?
From the most extensive study done by Gallup, the following factors are the significant contributors to burnouts
- Unfair treatment at work
- Unmanageable workload
- Unclear communication from managers
- Lack of support and
- Unreasonable time pressure
Increasing Worklife Quality
When leaders are sympathetic, treat their subordinates with respect, and take proper care of them, employees perform better at work. PeopleOne provides tools to help everyone participate in both significant and minor ways. They are utilizing a single internal communication platform to assist people in participating in debates, contributing articles, sharing thoughts, and amplifying everyone’s voice through likes and comments.
More possibilities for employees to advance horizontally should be created at the corporate level. Starting a business culture that values success and recognizes that even failure may lead to learning. Celebrate the success of your employees and acknowledge their accomplishments.
PeopleOne makes it possible for managers and their subordinates to work together, which solves the problem of unclear communication and lack of support. The platform allows employees to update their current tasks and upcoming priorities. This will help the manager understand what their team is working on and resolve the problem of unrealistic workload and deadlines.
The study found that 87 percent of those thriving at work said that they often smile and laugh at work, and 95 percent said they are always treated with respect. More care and consideration at work are essential to developing a thriving workforce. People enjoy giving and receiving praise, and platforms like PeopleOne allow leaders and peers to commend each other for a well-done job.
Teams without thriving-not-engaged employees have experienced lower profitability than business units with thriving-engaged staff. Additionally, a thriving workplace would significantly decrease absenteeism, turnover, and accidents. It also encourages emotional attachment at work, which is an activity requiring both mental and physical effort to accomplish a goal.