Personal Well-Being is the Precursor for Professional Well-being

The importance of employers being proactive in investing and supporting their employees’ well-being, the impact of employee well-being on professional performance cannot be overstated. Numerous studies have shown that organizations that prioritize employee well-being experience significant returns on investment, benefiting both the organization and the employees.

Employee well-being initiatives have a profound effect on job satisfaction, engagement, and productivity. When upper management prioritizes employee well-being, 91% of employees feel more inclined to do their best work, according to research from the American Psychological Association (2017). This statistic highlights the critical role that leadership plays in creating a supportive and healthy work environment.

Furthermore, employees who are enrolled in wellness programs consistently report higher job satisfaction levels. Research conducted by AFLAC in 2019 revealed that employees in wellness programs experience increased satisfaction with their job 70% of the time. These programs encompass a range of activities and resources, including physical fitness, mental health support, stress management, and nutrition education. By investing in comprehensive wellness programs, organizations demonstrate their commitment to their employees’ holistic well-being.

Engagement is another crucial aspect of employee well-being that directly impacts an organization’s success. Gallup’s research in 2022 found that 89% of employees with wellness programs are more engaged and happier with their jobs. Engaged employees are more likely to be committed to their work, demonstrate higher levels of productivity, and contribute positively to the overall success of the organization. By providing opportunities for employees to enhance their well-being, organizations foster a sense of loyalty and dedication, resulting in higher retention rates and reduced turnover costs.

The benefits of investing in employee well-being extend beyond employee satisfaction and engagement. Organizations that prioritize employee well-being experience improved overall performance and financial outcomes. Studies have shown that these organizations observe higher productivity levels, reduced absenteeism, and decreased healthcare costs. Moreover, a healthier workforce is generally more resilient and better equipped to handle challenges and changes in the business environment.

Employers must recognize that personal well-being serves as the precursor to professional well-being. By investing in and supporting their employees’ well-being, organizations can create a win-win scenario that positively impacts both the organization and the employees. The evidence is clear: when employers prioritize employee well-being, it leads to increased job satisfaction, higher engagement, and improved performance. This, in turn, contributes to a healthier and happier workplace, increased productivity, and a more resilient organization. By proactively investing in employee well-being, organizations set the stage for sustainable success in the evolving workplace landscape.

Over the past 20 years Purdy’s Wharf Fitness Club, has provided tenants with an onsite convenient/affordable/comfortable facility with professional programming. The needs of the current workforce have identified Fitness alone is not sufficient, the demand has shifted towards a broader spectrum of overall health and well-being!

More Wellness

In response to these evolving needs, PWFC is expanding its focus to include more wellness services.  Our programming outcomes are designed to improve performance, enhance well-being, boost fortitude, and amplify connection. This new approach will impact even more people and elevate the overall well-being of the Purdys Community.

For more information about our Well-Being Membership and our Wellness Programs and Services Contact 902 482 9362 or