Promotion of occupational health as a success factor for companies
An employee's performance in the workplace depends substantially on his health, his motivation and his wellbeing. In light of this, the figures from a Forsa study published in 2011 commissioned by the Fürstenberg Institute* show a alarming picture: Four out of five employees in Germany (79%) feel limited in terms of their performance in the workplace. Psychological and physical complaints are mentioned as the most frequent causes of this. Both sides – employer and employee – are equally affected by this situation.
In order to strengthen the mental resources of employees, the following aims are defined within the framework of a holistic promotion of occupational health:
- Improvement of the leadership culture
- Better reconcilability of private life and job
- Dealing with operational changes and burdens in a transparent manner
- Age-appropriate work
- Strengthening the physical and mental well-being of employees and managers
There are numerous reasons why employers should take responsibility for the health of their employees. The fiercer global competition, fundamental changes in work organisation and increasing social demands are just some examples. Therefore, companies that wish to be competitive in the future should already invest in the health and capability of their employees today. Indeed, the success of a company ultimately depends on the employees – who else?