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

"This is not pie in the sky; this is about the bottom line. Building psychologically healthy workplaces isn't just the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do."

The Honorable Alexis M. Herman
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor