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Vietnam, Thailand Leading APAC in Workplace Well-being

Healthcare, government, and education organisations have the highest well-being scores across the entire region, according to research from Intellect.

By Maggie Mancini

Workplace well-being is on an “upward trajectory” throughout the APAC region, with Vietnam (65.09) and Thailand (65.01) leading the rest of the region’s countries in workplace wellness. Both countries have organisational health scores above the overall average (62.9), according to research from Intellect 

Other leading countries include Philippines (64.44), Malaysia (64.22), Singapore (63.98), Japan (63.77), China (63.61), and Indonesia (63.55). Countries including India, Australia, Taiwan, and South Korea are below average, though there is potential for further development, the report finds.  

The study uncovers the strengths and areas of improvement of workforces across APAC on both an individual and organisational level. While individuals are self-aware, able to build workplace relationships, and likely to encourage workforce participation, they may need support with stress management, emotional regulation, and mental well-being. For organisations in these markets, organisational support is on the rise, though companies may need support in implementing employee well-being programmes.  

The three sectors with the highest organisational health scores are healthcare and pharmaceuticals (67.48), government and nonprofit (66.81), and education (65.76). All of those are above the overall benchmark score of 63.85. Other above average industries include technology and telecommunications, professional services, and manufacturing.  

Intellect’s report recommends that employees understand where their organisation stands regarding workplace well-being, work to improve disengagement to improve their company’s organisational health score, and improve productivity. The full report is available here 

Tags: APAC April 2024, APAC News

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