More than 90 percent of business leaders say that promoting wellness can affect employee productivity and performance, according to survey results from the nonprofit Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO).
Productivity and performance are related but different concepts, according to business leaders. Generally, productivity refers to the quantity of work while performance denotes the quality of work. Among survey respondents, 47 percent said that performance is more important while 15 percent said productivity is more important.
There were also nuances in the drivers of productivity and performance identified by business leaders. Having the right tools to do one’s job was listed as the top driver of productivity, while employee engagement with their work was the top driver of performance.
When business leaders were asked directly about the top organizational priorities influenced by employee health, they most often listed productivity and performance.
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