Better Health Better Life – Q2 2022 (Work Well)
Workplace Wellness Manager
Believe, Belong, Become.
When it comes to creating a healthier, higher-performing organization, it should come as no surprise that it’s culture that matters most. Fostering a sense of belonging in the workforce has been deemed an integral part of a healthy work culture with leading organizations citing it as increasingly important due to its strong link to organizational performance.
BELONG is one of the pillars of UHA’s Believe, Belong, Become workplace wellness model. To encourage a thriving workplace, every leader, manager and employee needs to belong to a network of engaged individuals with a shared sense of purpose where health improvement, ideas, and resources can be shared to make healthy choices easier.
Research reveals that workplace belonging with high-levels of personal and organizational connectedness (workers feeling they have meaningful relationships with their teams and a feeling of connection to the organization’s purpose and goals,) increases job performance an estimated 56 percent.
Organizations that have strong social support systems in place for their people are found to be healthier and happier! Bottomline, establishing a culture of belonging makes for a healthier business too.
Organizations that can foster a sense of belonging in the workforce are1:
- 2x as likely to meet or exceed their financial targets
- 3x as likely to be high-performing
- 6x as likely to be innovative and agile
- 8x more likely to achieve better business outcomes
1. Juliet Bourke and Bernadette Dillon, “Eight Powerful truths,” Deloitte Review, Jan. 22, 2018
UHA’s wellness team remains focused on reimagining corporate health and wellness and addressing new workplace norms as the pandemic has redefined the way we connect with each other. Many companies are discovering ways to support their workforce with simple and holistic well-being solutions that improve belonging, connection, and engagement in the workplace.
How can you create a sense of belonging at work? Stay engaged with us to continue exploring ideas for your company. Read on for helpful resources, stories and idea starters.
UHA’s Workplace Reimagined Series “Belong” continues. View our recap article and webinar recording of “Belong: Where Every Employee Matters” on our on our Connecting the Dots platform. Learn more about this webinar or check out our upcoming events.