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Workplace Well-Being and Mental Health:
A Data-Driven Approach

Employee well-being and mental health are pivotal in today’s corporate environment. With the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding and addressing these aspects are more crucial than ever, as up to 84% of employees report that at least one workplace factor has taken a toll on their mental health.

This page provides detailed studies and data on the effects of stress and mental health issues on company performance, and the transformative power of a strong well-being culture.

The Cost of Workplace Stress

  • Global Impact: The WHO reports a staggering loss of 12 billion workdays annually due to mental health issues, signaling a trillion-dollar dip in productivity.

  • National Toll: American Institute of Stress study shows that, In the U.S., workplace stress accounts for $300 billion in lost productivity, absenteeism, and turnover annually.


Mental Health’s Role in Performance

  • Widespread Concern: Deloitte found that 77% of employees experience mental health symptoms due to work, impacting productivity and presence.


Advantages of Well-Being Culture

  • Profit and Engagement: Companies prioritizing well-being outperform others, with McKinsey noting a 12% higher profit margin and enhanced employee engagement.

Real-World Benefits of Well-Being Programs

  • Aetna's Mindfulness Program: Resulted in a 28% reduction in stress levels and a 20% decrease in healthcare costs.

  • Google's 'Search Inside Yourself' Program: Led to a 33% rise in emotional intelligence and a 27% increase in work performance.

  • Dell's 'Living Well at Dell' Program: Achieved a 28% decrease in employee absenteeism and a 15% increase in productivity.

  • Salesforce's 'Ohana' Well-Being Program: Saw a 20% boost in employee engagement and a 12% reduction in healthcare costs.

Meeting New Employee Expectations

Recent studies reflect the evolving expectations of employees regarding workplace well-being:

  • Indeed's Employee Well-being Study: Highlights the growing importance of well-being for employees, with 79% valuing it more now than before, and 62%  considering leaving their job if they felt their company was not doing enough to support their well-being.

  • Deloitte's State of Well-being at Work: Reveals that 75% of employees are concerned about their mental health, with 44% having experienced burnout in the past year

  • American Psychological Association's Survey: Indicates that 72% of workers experience significant workplace stress, an 34% would consider leaving their job because of stress.

  • Mercer's Future of Well-being at Work Study: Shows that 70% of employees expect companies to prioritize well-being, with 60% willing to take a pay cut for better benefits.

  • Mindspace's Employee Well-being Report: Confirms that 82% of employees expect employer support for a healthy work-life balance, contributing to retention.

Conclusion and Call to Action


The data is clear: Investing in employee well-being is investing in your company's future. To explore how a strategic well-being program can benefit your organization, connect with me.

Additional Resources:

For those interested in further information, here are some valuable resources:

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