APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

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Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

A psychologically healthy workplace fosters employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance, thereby benefiting both employees and the organization.

Benefits to Employees

  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Higher morale
  • Better physical and mental health
  • Enhanced motivation
  • Improved ability to manage stress

Benefits to the Organization

  • Improved quality, performance and productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover
  • Fewer accidents and injuries
  • Better able to attract and retain top-quality employees
  • Improved customer service and satisfaction
  • Lower healthcare costs

"The most gratifying aspect of this award is the validation by outside experts who visit your workplace and conclude that routine practices are conducive to a psychologically positive environment. There is an enormous satisfaction in being told you are doing a lot of things right!"

Beth Taylerson
Human Resource Director
The Herald, Rock Hill, SC