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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    12 Mar 2019

    How nightly bathroom trips affect health and productivity

    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.

Selected Research

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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.

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    Supporting the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition

    08 Feb 2019

    Since 2014, RAND Europe has designed and run surveys, analysed results, and provided customised reports to organisations that participate in the annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace competition. The contest’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.

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    Requiring repayment of incentives encourages greater wellness

    27 Nov 2018

    Wellness incentives are more successful when they provide a benefit up front and require repayment if recipients do not maintain a required level of activity, according to a longitudinal study of nearly 500,000 programme participants.

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    Evaluating the Wellbeing Premium Programme

    01 Oct 2018

    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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    Research identifies promising practices in health and wellbeing at work

    25 Jul 2018

    Many health and wellbeing interventions are available to UK employers. Researchers graded them against Nesta standards and developed case studies of the most promising practices that support policy and organisational decision making.

  • Connected Society Thought Leadership Programme

    12 Oct 2017

    RAND Europe worked in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver the 2017 Thought Leadership Programmes. The consultations explored the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.