Health & Lifestyle Relationship

Study: Well-Being Programmes Can Improve The Quality Of Work Relationships

According to a new study, participation in workplace health and welfare programmes can improve the quality of work relationships and reduce bullying. The findings of the research have been published in the ‘British Journal of Management’. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), working in collaboration with insurance and investments company Vitality, found that the more employees engage with health and wellbeing programmes (HWPs) the better the quality of co-worker relationships, the less they experience bullying over time, and the better their longer-term wellbeing and job satisfaction. Unexpectedly, the results suggested that even when senior managers are not committed to these initiatives, employee engagement with HWPs is associated with better relationships at work and the same subsequent positive benefits. The researchers said the findings are particularly relevant given the new patterns of working which have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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