How employee health and well-being can pay dividends
A strategic investment in health and well-being is an imperative for organizations around the world. While the benefits of people-first practices have long been established through public health and building science research, recent studies now show these investments can also enhance business performance and drive higher financial returns.
By investing in health and well-being strategies and incorporating these values into company culture, your organization can join other leaders who are benefiting from improved employee productivity, reduced medical costs and the attraction and retention of top-tier talent.
But don’t just trust us – trust the research.
The International WELL Building Institute’s comprehensive research review, Investing in Health Pays Back: The Growing Research Behind the Business Case for Healthy Buildings and Healthy Organizations, summarizes major findings from nearly 60 independent studies, including research led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Colorado-Boulder and many more. Highlights include:
- Research that tied higher ventilation rates to an 8% uptick in employee performance.
- A new study that connected WELL Certification to a 28% improvement in overall satisfaction with the workplace.
- Real-life case studies, including one that demonstrated a 300% return on investment for workplace wellness programs.