We partnered with USA Today on an infographic to highlight the power of organizational support for well-being improvement. Well-being is the combination of feeling good and living with purpose. At Limeade, we’re focused on whole-person well-being — physical, emotional, work and financial well-being — to acknowledge that what happens in one part of your life impacts all others.
While well-being is a subjective concept (meaning only you can say if your well-being is high or low) it plays a big role in employee engagement. In fact, our research shows that 88% of employees with high well-being said they feel engaged at work. And only 50% of those with low well-being do. But how your organization supports well-being is a critical part of the equation.
Organizational support is the resources and nudges an organization intentionally provides employees to encourage well-being improvement. And it comes in many forms:
- Manager support
- Team/peer support
- Social networks
- Physical work environment
- Strategic alignment
- Leadership support
- Well-being tools and programs
The connection with well-being is crucial. When employees believe they have support from their organization, they’re more likely to have higher well-being. The opposite is true, too — employees are more likely to feel lower levels of well-being when they perceive lower support from the organization. When organizations aren’t supportive, employees aren’t as likely to achieve well-being on their own.
From managers and leadership to well-being tools and programs and company culture, people need support to improve their personal well-being. The bottom line: It’s only when you build an organization that weaves support into its fabric that your company will maximize its potential. Is your organization ready to show your employees you care?