It may come as no surprise to many that healthier employees are more productive employees, creating a competetive advantage for their employer. That’s according to a recent study by Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a workfore health and productivity research and measurement organization.
The company studied 1,268 employees at 53 organizations and found that employees that work at companies with a strong commitment to a healthy workforce “spend more time working, work more carefully and concentrate better than employees at other organizations,” according to the report.
“If a workplace sets a high priority on the health of employees — who, in turn, are healthier and have better job performance — then it can reasonably be said that an employer’s culture gives it a competitive advantage. Workplace culture reflects the priorities of company leadership and is an area where employers have some leverage to improve business performance,” stated IBI research director Kimberly Jinnett, PhD, the main author of the report.