According to study data from the non-profit Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), more than 90% of company leaders believe that boosting wellness may affect employee productivity and performance. Exploring the Value Proposition for Workforce Health, a February 2015 study report, examines how companies view a healthy workforce affecting morale, engagement, and overall company success. The findings are based on a survey conducted by more than 500 business leaders from throughout the United States between May and July 2014, representing a wide range of sectors and company sizes.
There were significant differences in the productivity and performance drivers underlined by executives. The top driver of productivity was having the proper tools to execute one's job, whereas the top driver of performance was employee engagement with their work. When questioned explicitly about the top organisational goals impacted by employee health, business executives most frequently mentioned productivity and performance.