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Why the well-being of your employees really matters to your organisation


According to Tom Rath and Jim Harter of Forbes.com, your well-being and that of your employees is a serious business matter as it affects both profits and productivity – for better or worse.

They say the well-being of workers is in fact a "quantifiable and manageable lever" which affects an organisation's bottom line.

Rath and Harter, both at Gallup, conducted research in partnership with "leading economists, psychologists, sociologists, physicians and other scientists, and various in-depth analyses" and identified "five universal, interconnected elements that represent what people across nationalities, faiths and cultures look for in life and what causes them to thrive". These are:

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