Study Links Wellness Programs to Innovation, Creativity
(From PRWEB) — Organizations that promote employee health and well-being are 3 times more likely to encourage creativity and innovation, according to research by Right Management released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within Manpower, the global leader in employment services. “We found fewer than half of the more than 28,000 employees who participated in our worldwide study reported that their organizations actively promote health and wellness,” said Deborah Schroeder-Saulnier, Senior Vice President for Global Solutions at Right Management. “Yet we now have persuasive evidence linking health and well-being to greater employee engagement, organizational productivity, talent retention and – of utmost importance in today’s post-recession economy – creativity and innovation.” Seventy-two percent of respondents who rated their organization highly for actively promoting health and well-being also rated it highly for encouraging creativity and innovation. Among those who did not rate their organization’s healthy and well-being efforts highly, only 20% took a favorable view of their organization’s encouragement of creativity and innovation. Read the full release.