In spite of traditional corporate values or practice, I’ve always held that all aspects of your life are interconnected, for better or worse. If my clients were thriving outside of work that served to propel their performance at work, and vice versa. Overtime, this common sense philosophy has garnered much attention in the scientific community and is increasingly gaining street cred in the corridors of business.
Research on wellbeing is flourishing and it is finally being given the credit it deserves as a lynchpin of organizational success. A Gallup bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, draws on extensive research to show the causal link between wellbeing and career and business success.
Wellbeing also underlies the concept of personal sustainability. Simply, that people who are happy and fulfilled across all aspects of their lives not only play pivotal roles in the success of any organization, they are the underpinning of lasting organizational success.
The five elements of wellbeing include: career wellbeing, community wellbeing, social wellbeing, financial wellbeing and physical wellbeing. Based on Gallop’s research and study across thousands of individuals in 150 countries we learn that we cannot look at each area of our lives in isolation. If one is not doing well in his/her personal life he/she may not be as productive at work either. This is why it is important to look at all of these areas. Having a full and rewarding life outside of work simply allows you to show up to work more energized and better able to tackle work issues. Folks who achieve this high level of personal sustainability are happier, healthier and more productive.
So despite the state of the economy, wellbeing is simply good business.
What if you or your employees started increasing their levels of wellbeing and personal sustainability? What if your company began to help you and your team make this happen? What would it mean for you, your team or your business?