While research continues into the many factors that influence wellbeing in the workplace, we do know enough to have developed a simple model that several organisations, including BT, have adopted. This evidence-based model identifies five main drivers of wellbeing in the workplace, in order of importance:
Health, Relationships (both drivers ranked of equal importance)
Security, Environment (both drivers ranked of equal importance)
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Workplace wellbeing model
Starting with these five overarching drivers or themes we then attempted to map these to existing conceptual frameworks developed by specialist organisations such as the HSE (stress), the Money Advice Service (financial security) and the WELL Building Institute (environment).
We also cross-checked with other existing evidence-based frameworks on aspects such as job quality characteristics, functioning, flourishing and engagement. From this work we developed the themes and ‘sub-themes’ model shown below.
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Use the full and snapshot surveys
We have now developed a short wellbeing snapshot survey that organisations can use. We will be releasing the full questionnaire soon.