Further, job strain is directly tied to use of health care services, such as general practitioners and specialists. The number of general doctor visits for those in high strain jobs has been observed to be 26% higher than those with low job strain. In a safer environment, with less job strain, employees aren’t taking time away from work to see a doctor, and they are physically better able to be productive.
Meanwhile, happiness at work has also been correlated to increases in productivity—up to 12% more, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. In fact, that study showed that when companies invest in employee support and safety, their employees have higher satisfaction in their jobs: Safe, happy workers are more effective in their time management, and they are more inclined to strive for excellence.
With a trusted leader and an emotionally safe work environment, employees are willing to bring forward their ideas, concerns and ask for help. This leads employees to be a more effective workforce producing higher quality product.
Thus, in order for employees to thrive, companies must have a supportive culture, along with physically safe settings. So contact us at Embark IT: Let us help you discover solutions that will bring a new sense of safety and security to your clients and employees alike.