Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing at work benefits individuals, organisations and communities, with a positive impact on economic, social and health outcomes. RAND Europe’s expertise in this area is becoming increasingly important as wider interest in work wellbeing continues to grow.

Our research helps to improve effective decision making taken in organisations and by policymakers on a wide range of workplace wellbeing initiatives.

RAND Europe’s workplace wellbeing portfolio extends from reviews of the economic impact of work wellbeing to the use of digital approaches in workplace mental health. Within this range, our researchers continue to focus on the management and work cultures that shape work wellbeing.

Featured Research

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    07 Aug 2019

    Does de-escalation training reduce violence in the healthcare environment?

    De-escalation training for NHS staff may not in itself reduce the number of violent or aggressive incidents, but it can contribute to improved workplace wellbeing. Using comprehensive approaches to managing violence in NHS settings may be more effective than de-escalation training alone.

Selected Research

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    Focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing

    09 Oct 2019

    RAND Europe’s growing work in the field of mental health and wellbeing draws on expertise from across a range of disciplines and methodological backgrounds to bring an innovative perspective to our projects. In particular, our well-established reputation in healthcare research is complemented by extensive science policy expertise, particularly in the field of research evaluation.

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    Practices and combinations of practices for health and wellbeing at work

    29 Aug 2019

    Researchers are examining the factors that enable or hinder the implementation of workplace health and wellbeing practices. The research will consider whether certain combinations of practices are more effective than other combinations, or effective for some types of organisations and not others.

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    Benchmarking deployment of eHealth among European GPs

    30 May 2019

    RAND Europe and partners measured the use of ICT and eHealth applications by primary care physicians in the EU 28 Member States and Norway, compared the results with a 2013 study, and analysed the main drivers of change and factors that can enhance or inhibit the role and use of technologies within health care.

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    Evaluating the Wellbeing Premium Programme

    30 May 2019

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often find it hard to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, or do not invest at all. Researchers are evaluating a randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive programme to improve employee health and wellbeing in SMEs in the West Midlands.

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    How nightly bathroom trips affect health and productivity

    12 Mar 2019

    Nocturia —waking two or more times per night to void — is a common condition associated with lower life satisfaction, work engagement and productivity. An economic analysis also finds it costs up to $79 billion lost economic output per year across six countries.

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    Supporting the Asia's Healthiest Workplace Competition

    15 Feb 2019

    For two years, RAND Europe has supported AIA Vitality's contest. Doing so enables researchers to explore the health trends—employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health and other areas of concern—among participating Asia-Pacific workplaces.