C-Suite executives can set an example in promoting employee wellbeing to benefit organisational goals as data suggests lower depression, higher productivity, and greater job satisfaction than other employees.
According to an analysis of UK employee research conducted by Britain’s Healthiest Workplace in collaboration with Aon, among the 8,500 surveyed employees across the UK, C-Suite leaders self-reported lower rates of depression, greater productivity, and higher job satisfaction than their peers within the organisation.
According to the survey, on average line managers lost the most productivity, 45.5 days, while non-supervisory employees lost the most, 53.6 days, and C-Suite executives lost the least, 36.3 days.
Additionally, it was found that C-Suite executives self-reported no cases of depression, compared to 11.9% of non-supervisors and 7.3% of managers.
Only 7% of C-Suite executives reported having burnout, compared to 24.5% of supervisors and 18.7% of non-supervisory staff.
The data also reveals that leaders’ job satisfaction was higher, with only 19.7% of the C-Suite reporting discontent, compared to 26.5% of line managers and 30.4% of non-supervisory workers.
Aon health solutions principal strategic consultant Dr. Jeanette Cook said: “Companies across the UK are struggling to combat absenteeism and presenteeism, yet, interestingly, data from The Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey found that days lost to these were much lower among the C-suite in comparison to other groups.
“We looked at this data with a lens of understanding what C-suite executives are doing differently, and whether that provided guidance for organisations to better inform their decisions on the health and wellbeing of their overall employee population.”