PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC’s) Well-Being Learning Project offered insight into how a relationship between employees and their company directly impacts employee health.
The research analyzed 1,425 individuals across the country and looked at their attitudes and behaviors in correlation to their work performance.
The study looked at four measures of well-being, including happiness, burnout, engagement and passion.
“When corporate well-being practices are combined with individual employee commitments to embrace healthy behaviors and attitudes, there is a measurable positive impact not only on the individual but on their teams, as well as perceptions of client relationships and overall organizational success,” the report said.
The PwC suggests that companies should offer employees more freedom to adopt healthy habits, which will likely help workers maintain them in the long run.
Still, employers play a critical role in maintaining health, meaning companies need to focus on creating a work environment that is nurturing and inclusive.
Offering flexibility, education, team accountability plans and upskilling opportunities are all ways to turn healthy habits into healthy lifestyles.
Additionally, three healthy habits that stood out in the research were recognizing one’s accomplishments, gratitude for one’s life and having a healthy habit to restore one’s energy. People that have these traits were likely to be more satisfied with their jobs and avoid burnout.