12. Vitality

Factors of employee engagement

Vitality is a determining factor for employees' commitment and job satisfaction. It is the state in which employees are prepared to work under high work pressure and in stressful situations. Vitality and other personal energy sources can be positively influenced by, among other things, a healthy lifestyle and support from (private) relationships.

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!

Vitality, together with the drivers Workplace conditions and Work-life balance, forms the theme ‘Well-being’ in 2DAYSMOOD's Employee Happiness Model and measuring method.


15 drivers of employee happiness and engagement

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Employee Happiness Model > theme well-being


This theme is about the physical and mental health of employees. Well-being can be supported by: elements that make the workplace stress-free and comfortable, stimulate a healthy lifestyle and positive energy, and a healthy work-life balance.

By measuring how satisfied employees are with the three drivers in this theme, you will discover how you can increase efficiency, productivity and happiness at work.

See how it works!

  57% of employees with a low vitality experience a high workload and report sick 3.5 times as often.
(Schouten & Nelissen, 2015)

Checklist: how does vitality influence employee engagement?


Positive influences on engagement
  • Flexible business hours
  • Offering spaces where employees can take a break
  • Workplaces to change positions (e.g. standing desks)
  • An organization that offers healthy resources (e.g. gym subscription, healthy food in the canteen)
  • Coaching for employees who feel insecure and / or stressed
Negative influences on engagement
  • No healthy snack options
  • A stressful office environment
  • No space where you can rest


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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.

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Profit from happiness

80% decrease in burnouts

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

66% less sick leave

Absenteeism decreases by 66% when employees in your organization are engaged

180% more energy

Engaged employees have 180% more energy during work

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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?

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Dr. Marvin Deitz

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