77% of employees believe wellbeing programs at work positively impact company culture. With this being the case, and the current level of media exposure, there is very little companies can do to avoid this.
In reality, companies shouldn’t be seeing this as extra work, due to the amount of return they can actually get from it; with returns shown to be anywhere from £3.27 - £5.82 for every pound spent. This all seems fantastic, but how do you know if this is true for your company? Does it improve productivity? Which programs are more or even less effective?
In order to do something about this, companies need to measure the outcomes of their programmes and begin measuring the company’s current mental wellbeing, and how this changes over time.
At Lumien, we always talk about mental health having a ‘temperature’ within an organisation. This means that it is always there, it is never off or on, and requires constant monitoring. So how do you go about continuously monitoring something which can have such a major effect on your organisation?
There are a range of ways you can begin to measure mental wellbeing at work. Here are a range of articles you can read:
- 5 Reasons why you should invest in Wellness Analytics
- 5 Steps towards calculating ROI for your Wellness Program
- 5 ways to measure wellbeing at work
If you make the decision that you want to start tracking some serious data, you may want to investigate the areas of HR analytics and people analytics. You can read more about these here:
However, if you’d like to go ahead and jump straight in (please note, you will realistically need to be running, or be close to running wellbeing programs), then you can jump straight in and download our mental health and wellness ROI (return on investment) calculator here.