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How Do You Measure Wellbeing in the Workplace?

By Erika Miller

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Maybe you’ve been thinking, “What’s the big fuss about wellbeing in the workplace?” Well, happy employees are motivated employees; and motivated employees are productive employees. As a manager, part of your job is to promote the wellbeing of your employees.

But knowing what well-being is and how to measure wellbeing at work can be tricky. Here are some useful tips and tools for measuring wellbeing in the workplace and promoting happiness on your team.

1. Does your company have good values?

image with text - 70 percent of professionals would refuse to work for a leading company whose culture they don’t agree with

It’s no surprise: employees feel so much more positive, motivated, and invested when they genuinely care about the values of the company they work for. You’ve probably witnessed this with your Millenial and Gen Z workforce more than other generations — they understand the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, and they want to work in an environment that makes them feel happy, safe, and valued. In fact, 70 percent of professionals would refuse to work for a leading company whose culture they don’t agree with.

So, take an honest look at your company culture. Even if you have show-stopping culture, there’s always room for improvement. Lead by example and make positive changes. As a leader, build meaningful relationships with your employees and use the right systems (like Motivosity!) and metrics to make sure you’re measuring the right things when it comes to your team’s dynamics.

2. Do your employees feel connected to each other?

Wellbeing in the workplace can be improved in a snap when workers feel connected to their peers. If interactions between teammates are positive and genuine, there’s no doubt you’ll have a positive working environment. Teamwork will be easier, and your team will understand how to work together and leverage different strengths.

One of the best things you can do to measure and encourage connections between your employees is to implement a peer recognition program. Peers can congratulate and reward each other for the great work they’re doing, and you can see the results in a quantifiable way.

3. Do your employees feel they can achieve their goals?

Your employees are a team, sure. But they are also individuals with their own strengths, weaknesses, and life goals. When you’re measuring wellbeing in the workplace, you need to take a real look at your individual relationships with your employees and ask yourself whether you could do better.

image with text - Make it a priority to listen — it’s the best way to find out how they feel about work and where they see themselves in the future

How well do you really know the people who work for you every day? Do you take the time to find out about who they are outside the four walls of the office? Do you care about how happy they are at work? Make it a priority to listen — it’s the best way to find out how they feel about work and where they see themselves in the future. If working for your company makes them feel like they can achieve their goals and they’re genuinely happy at work, odds are you’re doing a pretty good job promoting wellbeing in the workplace.

4. Do you recognize good work?

Measuring wellbeing at work is a LOT easier when there’s a reward system in place. A little extra something makes everyone’s day, and happy workers do better work. An employee recognition system can go a long way to improving wellbeing; it helps you feel appreciated and lets your peers know you appreciate them, too.

image with text - the recognition you give your team will make an impact on how they view you, the company, and the work they’re doing.

From simple thanks to cash rewards, the recognition you give your team will make an impact on how they view you, the company, and the work they’re doing. Having the right systems in place will help measure wellbeing and identify ways to improve.

Tools to help with measuring wellbeing in the workplace

If all of this sounds a little overwhelming and you’re still wondering how to measure wellbeing at work, there are tools to help make things easier for you. Motivosity offers integrated products so you can measure and address each aspect of job satisfaction, reward your employees, and actively monitor wellbeing in your workplace.

Book your free demo today to see how it works — we know you and your employees will love the results.

Sources:

  • https://www.motivosity.com/connect
  • https://www.motivosity.com/recognize
  • https://www.motivosity.com/lead
  • https://www.motivosity.com/listen
  • https://www.motivosity.com/blog/the-magic-of-meaningful-company-values-and-chicken
  • https://www.motivosity.com/blog/13-reasons-to-have-a-peer-recognition-program