8. Diversity & inclusion

Factors of employee engagement

Diversity and inclusion are determining factors for employee engagement and job satisfaction. Diversity and inclusion relate to the psychosocial safety in the organization and the extent to which the organization protects the mental health of employees. Involvement and loyalty grow stronger as employees can show their real personality, talents, motivations and insecurities.

It is one of the 15 drivers in the scientific Employee Happiness Model®.


Improve employee engagement through the 15 drivers of the Employee Happiness Model

It is important to gain insight into what makes your employees enthusiastic, happy and productive. What are their motives? You can find this out by scanning the 15 factors of engagement. But you can’t do everything at once. So first focus on the theme where you think the most impact can be achieved, simply or quickly!

Diversity & inclusion, together with the drivers Leadership, Relationship with colleagues and Relationship with manager, forms the theme ‘People’ in 2DAYSMOOD's Employee Happiness Model and measuring method.


15 drivers of employee happiness and engagement

Leadership, appreciation, work-life balance, ...

• The buttons to turn to increase happiness
• The 15 drivers: Employee Happiness Model
• The scientific basis i.c.w. Utrecht University


Employee Happiness Model > theme people


This theme is about all the people who work in the organization, who are indispensable for achieving success. The creativity, productivity, vision and motivation that employees give keeps an organization positive and alive! It is striking that in most organizations the largest and most urgent improvement can often be made here.

By measuring how satisfied employees are with the drivers in this theme, you discover to what extent they can be themselves and have healthy relationships at work and how you can improve this

See how it works!

  Happy employees are focused on the work for which they are actually paid during 80% of their working week.
(Workforce, 2018)
(Ishrat, 2013)

Checklist: how do diversity and inclusion influence employee engagement?


Positive influences on engagement
  • Encouraging diversity in the organization and teams
  • The feeling of freedom to express your opinion
  • Treating everyone equally, fairly and with respect
  • Establishing rules and procedures that condemn sexual harassment, racism, and condescension towards whistleblowers
Negative influences on engagement
  • Discriminating based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, and / or personal characteristics
  • When deviant behavior such as sexual harassment, violence and aggression is not discouraged or punished
  • Not communicating about unacceptable behavior for managers and employees
  • Bullying, and not respecting the rights of both perpetrators and victims


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Points to improve!

Data driven

Monitor effects


Energetic work climate

Why (HR) directors investigate the 15 drivers

You can see the 15 drivers in the Employee Happiness Model as measurable factors that have a negative or positive impact on employee happiness and engagement. By increasing satisfaction with these factors, you can improve stress, vitality, productivity and employee turnover!

Within your own team(s), you can check how the drivers are doing, via our fast measuring method. You will work data-driven: through an analysis of satisfaction and importance, you discover where you can make impact immediately.

Leverage the science

Profit from happiness

savings absenteeism + turnover

An average company with 250 employees saves $200,000 annually through happiness

80% decrease in burnouts

Focusing on happiness and well-being in teams leads to 80% fewer burnouts

50% more motivation

Happy and engaged employees are 50% more motivated to do their work

Get in touch for free advice, a demo or quick scan!

Always the employee survey that suits you.

Do you want to increase happiness in your teams? Collect feedback on a specific subject? Monitor stress in real-time? Or do you need a baseline survey to get insight in the drivers of your culture?

We are happy to help with your specific challenge, using:

  • Our expertise, experience and energy!
  • A demo of our tool (if you like)
  • The opportunity to try it for free
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Questions for our strategic happiness expert?


Dr. Marvin Deitz

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+1 877 560 5790

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