The transition from Employee Well-being to Healthy Organization

Employees are the most valuable asset for every organization. Knowledge-driven businesses, increasing overheads on employees’ health management, and the war for talent are significant trends that necessitates further exploration and the development of healthy organization approach in today's scenario.
Work plays an important role in one's life for many reasons is becoming more fluid and less bound by space and time because of globalization, economic liberalization, and technology diffusion. It provides us with economic, social, and personal satisfaction and accounts for a substantial percentage of our waking hours. The past couple of years finally witnessed employee mental health and well-being getting their due focus at the workplace.
A recent research found that one in four employees globally report experiencing symptoms of burnout. Moreover, the study highlighted a 22% gap between employer and employee perceptions of well-being at work and identified a strong correlation between toxic work cultures and burnout.

The answer lies in “The Healthy Organization” — a holistic and more inclusive enterprise-wide approach to well-being. This concept goes beyond the physical health and safety of the employees. It aims at providing more flexibility and opportunities for their training and empowerment. Healthy organizations are characterized by clear and consistent openness to experience, encouragement of responsible risk taking, and willingness to acknowledge failures and learn from them.

The healthy organization concept proposes that along with the profits, employee's well-being should also be an important goal for organizations.

It’s safe to say that a Healthy Organization would be a welcome trend for better productivity and greater employee satisfaction, leading to employee retention. So, let’s be healthy and consequently wealthy!
What can we expect to unfold on that front?
Ulkar Mammadli
HR & Talent Acquisition and Development Manager