Multiple research companies including Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Survey have found a direct connection exists between well-being and employee performance. In fact, Gallup researchers studied the differences in performance between engaged and actively disengaged work units and found that those scoring in the top half on employee engagement nearly doubled their odds of success compared with those in the bottom half.
Employee engagement has a direct impact on business profitability. In the same research, Gallup found Work units in the top quartile in employee engagement outperformed bottom-quartile units by 10 percent on customer ratings, 22 percent in profitability, and 21 percent in productivity. Work units in the top quartile also saw significantly lower turnover (25 percent in high-turnover organizations, 65 percent in low-turnover organizations), shrinkage (28 percent), and absenteeism (37 percent) and fewer safety incidents (48 percent), patient safety incidents (41 percent), and quality defects (41 percent).