The importance of work-life balance is increasingly shaping professional priorities, as revealed by Gympass's State of Work-Life Wellness Report. Based on a survey of 9,000 global workers, the report highlights that 83% of employees worldwide consider well-being to be as crucial as salary. Moreover, 77% would contemplate leaving a company that does not emphasize well-being. Despite companies promoting workplace wellness perks such as meditation apps and paid time off for rejuvenation, the report underscores that these efforts fall short.
Within the American respondents, nearly half expressed dissatisfaction with their well-being at work, and 25% declared complete unhappiness in their roles. Gympass suggests that instead of aiming solely for work-life balance, employers should strive for work-life wellness, which integrates physical and mental well-being at the confluence of life and work. Cesar Carvalho, Gympass founder and CEO, emphasizes the responsibility employers bear in addressing this well-being crisis. Supporting employees in cultivating better habits, such as fitness, healthy eating, meditation, and mental health practices, not only serves an altruistic purpose but also positively impacts the bottom line by fostering happier, healthier, and more engaged employees.
The report resonates with CEOs, as discussed during a Fortune and Salesforce-hosted roundtable. Francis deSouza, CEO of Illumina, stresses that employee wellness is crucial for job selection and retention, encompassing aspects beyond physical safety, such as psychological and emotional well-being. The report and these discussions underscore the evolving paradigm where the holistic well-being of employees is becoming central to business success and employee satisfaction. Check out the full article from Fortune.