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Adopting a Well-Being Approach in Central Government – Policy Mechanisms and Practical Tools

Any national government that attempts to move from simple well-being measurements to actual policy applications that will deal with increasing well-being will face many challenges.

Many initiatives in the 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report face these challenges head-on, by bringing well-being monitoring closer to policymakers. They do this by producing shorter and more communicative dashboards of indicators, which are also timed to go in line with strategic decisions.

It is an essential first step as it can raise awareness and shape public dialogue. However, it mostly remains in the domain of measurement.

Using the Right Type of Measurement

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Well-Being Interventions Improve Societies

People place considerable emphasis on the feeling of happiness, and it can thus serve as a significant motive for decisions in education, travel, recreation, profession, health, and charity.

This impulse we all have that makes us seek a happier and more rewarding life echoes in the role of government. Many of the areas of life governments look to improve have arisen because they influence our overall happiness and well-being.

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The Connection between Employee Well-being, Productivity, and Firm Performance

The well-being of employees is confident in itself, but most employers want to know if there are any benefits connected to it – benefits that will serve the employees’ productivity and the performance of the firm.

All of this is due to the apparent fact that improving the well-being of employees is a resource-intensive affair.

So the main question is simple – is it worth it? The 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report shows that it is.

Correlation between Well-Being and Productivity

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Healthcare Improvement through Happiness

Healthcare already works for the betterment of humankind; its goal is to improve and extend the lives of all humans. However, the problem in healthcare today lies significantly in the way it uses the resources it has available.

Both the amount of resources and how they are used is essential.

The 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report has prepared several recommendations on how to improve healthcare through the lens of happiness.

Recommendation 1 – A Well-Defined Framework for Healthcare Appraisal

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