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7 REASONS WHY CARING AT WORK IS GOOD FOR US

caring at work

7 EVIDENCE BASED REASONS WHY CARING IS GOOD FOR US AND GOOD FOR ORGANISATION

1. CARE   The more employees who agree with this statement: “My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.” – the higher the customer service levels and employee longevity.

2. ABSENTEEISM & ACCIDENTS Gallup research shows that disengaged employees have 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents.

(SOURCE: Proof that positive cultures are more productive, HBR, December 1, 2015 by Emma Seppala and Kim Cameron)

3. PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY Was found to be the #1 predictor of high-performance teams by innovation powerhouses like Google and IDEO. A psychologically safe team is where there is strong interpersonal respect and trust, where people feel cared for and are comfortable being themselves.

(SOURCE: What Google learned from its quest to build the perfect team, NYT, Feb 25, 2016)

4. CHURN Workplace stress leads to 50% higher voluntary turnover. Employees prefer workplace wellbeing to material benefits.

(SOURCE: Proof that positive cultures are more productive, HBR, December 1, 2015 by Emma Seppala and Kim Cameron)

5. VALUED 91% of Australian employees agree that mental health in the workplace is important, but only 52% believe their workplace is mentally healthy.

(SOURCE: State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia, beyondblue, released May 2017)

6. ROI Basic mental health training of managers was found to lead to an 18% reduction in team sick leave. The control group who had no training had a 10% increase for the corresponding period. In addition to the reduction in absenteeism, it was estimated that the training was associated with a return on investment of $9.98 for each dollar spent on the training.

(SOURCE: Workplace mental health training for managers and its effect on sick leave in employees: a cluster randomised controlled trial, Lancet Psychiatry, 11 October, 2017 by Milligan-Saville, J.S… et al)

7. ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE Organisations that place equal emphasis on employee wellbeing and performance are 220% more likely to be in the top quartile of successful organisations.

(SOURCE: Keller, S., & Price, C. (2011). BEYOND PERFORMANCE: How great organisations build ultimate competitive advantage. Gallup Press.)

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