Meaningful work makes healthy and happy - a new perspective in BGM powered by BSA-Akademie (in German)
Themes: Corporate Health Management
How a sensibly experienced professional activity affects performance, corporate loyalty and health
In the discussion about today's working and employment conditions, one can get the impression that work per se is to be seen as a risk factor for the development of chronic diseases. Dominant health problems are above all diseases of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system, metabolism and increasingly also mental disorders. This view carries the danger that work is generally seen as a central health risk.
A more sustainable approach in BGM is to focus more strongly on the great health-promoting potential of gainful employment. Work secures the population's standard of living and can represent an important resource for self-realization by enabling people to bring their own skills to bear in society in a meaningful way. In this respect, BGM must first of all contribute to ensuring that companies with healthy employees can fulfill their actual purpose, namely the production of goods and services, in order to secure long-term employability.
Studies show that a professional activity sensibly experienced by employees counts as an important aspect of work motivation. This has a direct effect on performance, company loyalty and ultimately on employee health. Therefore, providing for meaningful work can be considered a central success factor in BGM. Managers have a special role to play in the development of company-specific strategies.
In this lecture you will learn:
- how meaningful gainful employment is associated with lower absenteeism and fewer work-related health problems
- what opportunities company-specific strategies offer so that the employees' own demands for meaningful work and reality fit together
- how good leadership is combined with meaningful gainful employment and has an effect on employee retention and recruiting
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