Employee well-being is not an impossible dream

Happiness, or subjective well-being, can be measured in terms of satisfaction with life, the presence of good experiences and positive feelings. In the latest study of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the British scored as 6.7 their level of satisfaction.

A study published by the National Statistical Office (NSO) shows that levels of anxiety in the population of the United Kingdom have decreased since 2011, from 3.13 to 2.92, although they have increased slightly from their lows in 2015.

In this sense, when the employee wellbeing is achieved, it will affect the quality of life of each collaborator while, at the same time, becoming part of the improvement of the occupational health through their perception, as their personal needs will be covered: institutional support, safety and satisfaction.

.    It is important to emphasise that this well-being is conceived from two perspectives *:

– Psychological perspective: shows greater interest in the worker and puts individual interests over organisational ones, this process performs a socio-cognitive construction of the work environment.

– Objective Perspective: Its purpose is to improve the quality of life through the achievement of organisational goals, contributes to the promotion of efficiency and effectiveness.

The relationship between work and organisations has changed in recent decades. Currently, those with greater performance and productivity are those that in practical terms have been able to offer their employees schemes of flexibility, creativity, innovation and even ability to adapt to everyday circumstances.

* Patlán J. (2017) Quality of life at work. UNAM.