Well-being and Performance: two seemingly contradictory concepts
Employee well-being is about being healthy, happy, and fulfilled at work and in everyday life. It covers physical, mental, social, and financial aspects of employees' lives. Performance is crucial for organizations to deliver value to customers and shareholders, and can be influenced by various factors, such as skills and rewards, but also motivation, engagement levels and company culture.
These two concepts appear contradictory. How can organizations create a caring environment that supports employee well-being while at the same time driving performance? Employee empowerment is at an all-time high and talent retention is harder than ever, and yet in an increasingly competitive and turbulent environment, businesses must also prioritize productivity, results and the bottom line. It is essential for leaders to find the right balance.