Book: Wellbeing at Work | Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

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Although employee wellbeing (EWB) was a priority before the coronavirus pandemic, the crisis has made EWB and work-life integration non-negotiable for many workers. This newly released book suggests five critical components of EWBcareer, social, financial, physical, and community (in that order). It offers ideas on how firms can help their workers thrive in each of those elements while using their innate talents and strengths. The book introduces a metric to report a person’s best possible lifeGallup Net Thriving (GNT). Gallup recommends that every firm immediately adopt this metric, derived from a two-part question: Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. Q1: On which step of the ladder would you say you feel you stand at this time? (0-10). Q2: On which step do you think you will stand about five years from now? (0-10). Gallup suggests that GNT will become the “other stock price” for organizations. I also include here a one-hour webcast where the authors discuss aspects of the book.

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