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Employee wellbeing: the impact on productivity and firm performance
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Christian Krekel and George Ward
July 2019
Paper No' CEPCP556:
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CentrePiece 24 (2) Summer 2019

JEL Classification: I31; J24

Tags: employee satisfaction; engagement; employee productivity; firm performance; wellbeing; meta-analysis

Does having happier staff mean higher productivity and improvements in companies' bottom line? A study of over 1.8 million employees across 73 countries by Christian Krekel, George Ward and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve detects a strong positive correlation between employee wellbeing, productivity and firm performance.

This article summarises 'Employee Wellbeing, Productivity and Firm Performance' by Christian Krekel, George Ward and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1605