How does your business feel this morning?

A post by Momo Mahadav, the CEO of Maala, at Strauss blog
Author: Editorial | 10/12/2011

What is the connection between creating a good working atmosphere and the financial success of your business?
At the recent BSR conference, Dr Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI), spoke about health in the corporate culture. He said that solidarity between workers can help to create happier and healthier employees, who are more productive – in turn making your business more successful.

A healthy business is a successful business

There has been much research in the last few years which has shown a correlation between good physical and mental health and friendliness among employees with success in business. Research that has been carried out on the health of employees and Johnson & Johnson shows that the company has saved more than $25 million on healthcare of their employees. Between the years 2002-2008 they saved $2.71 on every dollar they spent on health.

British Gas implemented a similar program to Johnson & Johnson, and saw a drop of 43% in the number of employees who calling in sick. The energy company EDF reported a rise in employee satisfaction in their workplace from 36% to 68%. Google is famous for taking care of all the needs of their employees – reporting the lowest quitting rate of employees in high tech at only 5%. For the full post on Strauss blog click here