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7 REASONS WHY CARING AT WORK IS GOOD FOR US

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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.)

If you enjoyed this article ‘7 Reasons Why Caring at Work is Good For Us’.  Please review the Wundertraining workshops on  ‘Communication‘  and  ‘Compassionate Communication

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