Wellbeing Science


Empirical research is confirming a strong link between employee wellbeing leading to workplace engagement, and then productivity at work, and then to subsequent better business outcomes and profitability.

  • Workers become more productive at work to the tune of about US$1000 per year
  • Workers are generally healthier, so sick days are cut in half
  • Wellbeing increases organisational citizenship behaviour (workers helping others at work)
  • Workers react more positively to workplace changes
  • Workers being more positive about their workplace, so they are more likely to say good things to others and less likely to look for other work

There is a lot of compelling evidence across industries, continents, and sectors that positive and virtuous practices pay off. Organisations make more money, are more productive, achieve higher quality, produce higher customer satisfaction, and create higher employee engagement. Moreover, evidence suggests that these relationships are causal. When wellbeing and virtuous practices improve, organisational outcomes improve as well.

If you would like more information on the science, you can download WoW's 'Business Case for Organisational Wellbeing' - Click here