This is most often used in the context of employee goal-setting and productivity, but can also apply to measuring the impact and effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives in the workplace.
Measuring the impact of wellbeing initiatives make sense – how else can you know if they’re making any difference. What you discover will help with future planning and establishing what works and what doesn’t.
So, how can you measure the impact of wellbeing measures in the workplace?
This survey was developed by New Economics Foundation Consulting in the UK. It is a quick, easy and affordable tool for organisations to measure and receive real-time feedback on how their strength areas and risk areas link together.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give) are integral to the survey. The questions relate to:
This tool was developed in the US and focuses on strategies for assessing employee wellbeing. It identifies sample questions to be used in tools such as:
The Australian-based Black Dog Institute also provides excellent insight into workplace wellbeing. They have developed key indicators of mentally healthy workplaces:
According to the Black Dog Institute, research shows that mental illness is the leading cause of sickness absence and long term work incapacity in the developed world. It costs the Australian economy over $12 billion per year in lost productivity and has significant impacts on staff morale and organisational performance.
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